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Squiggly Chair

Squiggly Chair

Designed as an art inspired chair with comfort in mind. It is constructed from laminated red oak, then colored with black and brown dye and sprayed lacquer as the top coat. Squiggles on the back were...

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Bent Dovetail Cabinet

Bent Dovetail Cabinet

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Woodworker: John Tetreault Tetreault, also the author of "Fine Furniture from Reclaimed Wood," has used his "bending dovetail" technique on a number of pieces, including this curvy wall cabinet...

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Fort Bragg Curved Box

Fort Bragg Curved Box

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Woodworker: Sarah Marriage The ocean waves that break a mile west of the school’s woodshop, coupled with the grain of the madrone, gave Marriage the idea for this box (14-in. deep by 10-in. wide by...

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Fort Bragg Box on Stand

Fort Bragg Box on Stand

Woodworker: Rave Clay "I have always had a love for windmills, the lone artifact in the low plains of Oklahoma," Clay says, citing the inspiration for this box on stand. The piece, 12-in. deep by...

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Fort Bragg Display Case

Fort Bragg Display Case

Woodworker: Carlos Cux Cux was in his second semester at CR when he built this bowfront display case (7-1/2-in. deep by 19-1/2-in. wide by 26-in. tall). He’d learned how to do curved work, fit...

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Engine-Inspired Hall Table

Engine-Inspired Hall Table

Woodworker: Raymond FinanWhen Finan set out to design a triangular table (19-3⁄8 in. deep by 21-1⁄4 in. wide by 26-1⁄4 in. tall), his first thought was to give it straight sides and square...

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Turned Textured Vessel

Turned Textured Vessel

Woodworker: Liam FlynnLiam Flynn, born into a family of woodworkers in the small town of Abbeyfeale, Ireland, was “banging around” in his father’s shop by the time he was 8. His father didnt...

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Recycled Cypress Table

Recycled Cypress Table

Woodworker: Joe DohertyThis coffee table (18 in. wide by 60 in. long by 24 in. tall) was designed and built for the New Orleans-based Green Project, a not-for-profit organization that resells...

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Adirondack Chair with a Twist

Adirondack Chair with a Twist

Woodworker: Michael C. FortuneMichael Fortune says the most important criterion for an outdoor chair is that it be comfortable for relaxing, reading, and conversing in a garden setting. He's not big...

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Outdoor Chair

Outdoor Chair

Woodworker: Hank GilpinFor Hank Gilpin, wood choice and joinery are the two most important keys to making an outdoor chair last. His choice of teak, the miracle outdoor wood, doesn’t move, has no...

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Mahogany Outdoor Bench

Mahogany Outdoor Bench

Woodworker: Matt KenneyInspired by Hank Gilpin's beautiful outdoor furniture, Matt Kenney's garden bench was challenge of balancing durability and comfort. The bench is made out of sipo, a tropical...

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Cook Cabinet

Cook Cabinet

Woodworker: Adrian Potter Every school child in Australia learns that in 1770 Captain James Cook discovered the island continent and claimed it for Britain. To commemorate that event, Australian...

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Strummers Stool

Strummers Stool

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Woodworker: Matthew LindsayWith design guidance from instructors Tim Rousseau and Adrian Ferrazzutti, Lindsay built this "Strummer’s Stool" (17 in. deep by 14 in. wide by 35 in. tall) during the...

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Tusk Coffee Table

Tusk Coffee Table

Woodworker: Gregg LiptonLipton originally designed this Macassar ebony and glass coffee table to go in a home furnished with Biedermeier pieces. The design works in contemporary and traditional...

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Burl Jewelry Box

Burl Jewelry Box

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Woodworker: Libby SchrumInspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s cantilevered work, Schrum built this cherry and cherry burl jewelry box (6 in. deep by 17 in. wide by 7 in. tall). She finished the box with...

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Home from the Sea Chest of Drawers

"Home from the Sea" Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: David BoyleSetting out to make something colorful and playful, Boyle built this chest of drawers, 29 in. deep by 56 in. wide by 35 in. tall. He started with hornbeam logs and resawed them...

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Macassar Ebony Table

Macassar Ebony Table

Woodworker: William WellsFor Wells, who interned with Michael Fortune, this table (12 in. deep by 54 in. wide by 32 in. tall) was a lesson in grain direction and curves. Wells chose Macassar ebony...

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Dovertailed Jewelry Box

Dovertailed Jewelry Box

Woodworker: Pat MegowanFor Megowan, the dovetails were the most challenging part of this jewelry box because of the gently curving profile. The madrone and bird’s-eye maple box, finished with...

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Balboa Park Bench

Balboa Park Bench

Woodworker: Thomas Nordstrom This bench (28 in. deep by 84 in. wide by 50 in. tall) is part of a series of pieces incorporating architectural elements. It depicts different parts of Balboa Park, home...

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Contemporary Chest of Drawers

Contemporary Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Del Cover Nordstrom combined a wenge top and base with a Gonçalo alves carcase in this contemporary chest of drawers (12 in. deep by 21 in. wide by 38 in. tall). While the design is...

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