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Woodworker: Eric OranskyOransky based this reproduction of a Hepplewhite serpentine chest of drawers on a piece made in the late 1700s in New England. He created a scaled drawing of the piece...
Woodworker: Pete MichelinieThis mahogany and poplar desk (20-1/2-in. deep by 36-1/2-in. wide by 32-3/4-in. tall) is a reproduction of a Newport block-front kneehole bureau attributed to Edmund...
Woodworker: J. Albert Hudson
Hudson was so inspired by the double oxbow Salem secretary in Home Furniture #7 that he vowed to reproduce it. Twelve years later, at the age of 88, he did just that...
Woodworker: Roland Benjamin
Patterned after the block-front style of chest developed in Newport, R.I., this version was inspired by a photo in Nutting's Furniture Treasury. The original was made in...
Woodworker: Kimberly Winkle
These tables (16 in. dia. by 22 in. tall), called “Tit for Tat,” are made of poplar, and mahogany offcuts from a guitar manufacturer. Winkle used spindle-turning and...
Woodworker: John P. McCormackMcCormack designed this chest to display a sea-form glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The chest’s rippled surfaces and milk-paint colors play on the ocean theme but...
Woodworker: John P. McCormack
McCormack built this piece as a student at the North Bennet Street School. He based it on a John-Cogswell-attributed chest in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection...
Woodworker: Bert Wortel
Turnings, carvings, and inlay adorn this small chess table. Wortel crafted the board with solid wood with squares of holly and Peruvian walnut. He turned and carved...
Woodworker: Frank Woolley
Woolley estimates he invested more than 1,500 hours making this bombé chest of drawers. About 570 hours went into the actual construction and 180 hours into the finishing...
Woodworker: Shannon Kane
Kane, of Springfield High School, challenged her skills by reproducing this mahogany and poplar armoire that she spotted in a Sotheby's catalog. She used a semi-gloss Deft...
Woodworker: Russell Garcia-Lechelt
Garcia-Lechelt's demilune table won first place in the Traditional Woodworking furniture category at the 2007 Design in Wood competition organized by the San Diego...
Woodworker: John McAlister
McAlister, the 2001 recipient of the Society of American Furniture Makers’ Cartouche Award for lifetime achievement, made this mahogany and poplar Newport clock for his...
Woodworker: Chris Burtis
While attending the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Burtis chose to make a project that incorporated techniques he wanted to learn--string inlaying, veneering, banding...
Woodworker: Alan Turner
This Newport-style kneehole desk is modeled after an original attributed to Edmund Townsend (circa 1760s) which is in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. As on...
Woodworker: Anthony Hayzen
Hayzen's pedestal table serves as a canvas for his decorative veneer work. The six-sided pedestal is made of poplar, while the tabletop and base are made of mediumdensity...
Woodworker: Pat Megowan
While building this sideboard during a 12-week intensive course at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, Megowan grew so frustrated that he twice thought about...
Woodworker: Fred Shindle
This comb-back Windsor is based on the speaker's chair built for The Carpenters' Company, a trade guild, and used at the meeting of the First Continental Congress in 1774 at...
Woodworker: Kenneth Stover
These tea tables have a dominant Louis XIV lineage, but Stover adapted the inlay in the tops directly from a music stand (circa 1770-75) attributed to noted 18thcentury...
Woodworker: Tom Witzig
Tables in Albert Stack's The New Fine Points of Furniture and in a Master Class article by Eugene Landon (
Fine Woodworking #151
) inspired Tom Witzig to create his own...
Woodworker: Tom Witzig
A lowboy on the cover of Jeffrey Greene's book American Furniture of the 18th Century inspired this Queen Anne-style table by Tom Witzig. Witzig added personal touches...
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