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Gragg-style Chair

Gragg-style Chair

Woodworker: Tony HaydenHayden worked for years as a building contractor before going to NBSS in 1990. He’s been running a custom woodworking business since returning to his native California...

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Shaker Desk of Vermont Cherry and Curly Maple

Shaker Desk of Vermont Cherry and Curly Maple

Woodworker: Bruce EatonEaton spent nearly a decade working as an environmental engineer and became increasingly miserable “watching other people make stuff.” A local woodworking class led him to...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box

Pennsylvania Spice Box

Woodworker: James PlatteterThree factors motivated Platteter to build this Pennsylvania spice box: the beauty of the original in The Pennsylvania Spice Box by Lee Ellen Griffith (Chester County...

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Veneered Box

Veneered Box

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Woodworker: Rutager WestInspired by Andrew Crawford’s books on box making, West wanted to make a veneered box with inlay. While making some profiled molding with a handplane, he got the idea for...

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Mahogany, Oak, and Ebony Storage Bench

Mahogany, Oak, and Ebony Storage Bench

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Woodworker: J-P VilkmanThis mahogany, oak, and ebony storage bench wears its Krenov influence in the flared legs, frame-and-panel construction, fine details, and carefully selected grain patterns. It...

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Butterfly Vanity

Butterfly Vanity

Woodworker: Adrian FerrazzuttiAfter working in the student bench room for nearly 18 years, Krenov decided to move into a small back room at the school. Offering his bench to Ferrazzutti, he said...

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Maple, Ebony, Bloodwood, and Cherry Segmented Vessel

Maple, Ebony, Bloodwood, and Cherry Segmented Vessel

Woodworker: Ken Cowell This segmented vessel is the largest piece Cowell has done. The 14-in.-dia. piece stands 17 in. tall, but more impressive than its size is the amount of pieces it took to make...

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Craftsman-Style Media Cabinet

Craftsman-Style Media Cabinet

Woodworker: Andrew DrakeDrake built this media cabinet (23 in. deep by 62 in. wide by 29 in. tall) to fit his classic Craftsman house. He calls it his “first real woodworking project.” The...

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18th Century Federal Card Table

18th Century Federal Card Table

Woodworker: Ed StuckeyStuckey, a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, built this Federal-style card table with inspiration from an article by Walter Raynes and Carl Clinton in...

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Cherry Corner Cabinet

Cherry Corner Cabinet

Woodworker: Ted Saxerud Saxerud made a deal with his wife: If he could buy a tablesaw he'd build her a dining table. Once he built the table and she knew what beautiful things he was capable of...

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Greene and Greene Sideboard

Greene and Greene Sideboard

Woodworker: John Olenik Heavily influenced by the furniture of Greene and Greene, Olenik designed and built this sideboard (24 in. deep by 60 in. wide by 39 in. tall) as a gift for his daughter. The...

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Linda Table

Linda Table

Woodworker: Danny Kamerath Kamerath designed this table (10-½ in. deep by 13 in. wide by 35 in. tall) around a small piece of figured satinwood that he used for the top, and two small boards of...

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Walnut Writing Desk

Walnut Writing Desk

Woodworker: Frank Strazza Influenced by Federal-style furniture, Strazza designed this solid figured walnut writing desk for the Texas Furniture Makers Show. The secondary woods are maple, holly, and...

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Maple Chest of Drawers

Maple Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Robbi StaplesStaples stumbled upon this drawer configuration and its flowing knob alignment while experimenting with a basic drafting program. The bird's-eye maple and ebony sideboard...

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Cocobolo-Veneered Box

Cocobolo-Veneered Box

Woodworker: David LewisLewis began making this box (10 in. deep by 14 in. wide by 6 in. tall) for his daughter's 18th birthday. He used shop-sawn cocobolo veneer over solid cherry sides. The top and...

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Bloodwood Shoulder Plane

Bloodwood Shoulder Plane

Woodworker: Tim PerkesAs a beginning woodworker, Perkes has a dual motivation for making his own tools: He can get new tools with a limited budget, and he can hone his woodworking skills at the same...

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Boulle Marquetry Cabinet

Boulle Marquetry Cabinet

Woodworker: John Kettman For this sideboard Kettman used the Boulle technique of cutting marquetry, which creates two sets of veneers at once, a positive and a negative. The result is two pieces of...

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Ruhlmann Inspired Chess Table

Ruhlmann Inspired Chess Table

Woodworker: Craig Thibodeau Thibodeau, who won Best of Show last year, gained inspiration for this Macassar ebony and holly chess table from Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s Art Deco furniture. The playing...

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Rosewood and Sitka Spruce Guitar

Rosewood and Sitka Spruce Guitar

Woodworker: Nathan R. Anderson For this dreadnought guitar, Anderson’s fourth, he decided to stay with a very traditional design and focus on the quality of the woodworking and the sound of the...

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White Ash Bench

White Ash Bench

Woodworker: Jim Hoyne A former physician, Jim Hoyne decided to pursue a second career as a furniture maker and enrolled in Gary Rogowski's distance mastery program. He built this bench during his...

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