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Boxes

Boxes

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Since my pile of cut off lumber has slowly started to take over the shop I thought I would build a few boxes with it and practice some techniques that I have wanted to try. It is also a great way to...

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Chocking the Chicken

Chocking the Chicken

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This is a sculpture that I just had to do. Every artist puts on the wall what he thinks is improtant, so I thought I would just put this up and ask the question, Why would Anyone Make this? Made from...

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Guest apartment

Guest apartment

We recently completed the addition of a small guest apartment and now I have been working on finishing it. We built custom mahogany cabinets for the kitchen and I have been busy making the furniture...

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Block-Front Chest

Block-Front Chest

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...

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Mahogany Bombé Chest of Drawers

Mahogany Bombé Chest of Drawers

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...

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Ribbon Service Buffet

Ribbon Service Buffet

Woodworker: Paul Schürch With decades of marquetry under his belt, Schürch said that this buffet was a piece of cake, including creating the bow-front shape. The big challenge was working with the...

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Mahogany-and-Oak Portable Writing Desk

Mahogany-and-Oak Portable Writing Desk

Woodworker: Ric Washburn Washburn, a student from The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, reproduced this mahogany-and-oak portable writing desk from a photograph in Lon Schleining’s book...

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Ash and African Ribbon Mahogany Car

Ash and African Ribbon Mahogany Car

Woodworker: Jeremy and Jason Lynch The Lynch brothers (Jason, front seat; Jeremy, back) spent the summer of 2006 looking for a challenging project for the school year. The Springfield High School...

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Inlay Humidor

Inlay Humidor

Woodworker: Richard M. Kerrell Kerrell's humidor won first place in the contemporary woodworking - accessories category at the 2007 Design in Wood competition organized by the San Diego Fine...

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“The Phoenix” Dowry Chest

“The Phoenix” Dowry Chest

Woodworker: Gregory Stoddard Stoddard refers to this chest as “The Phoenix.” About 30 years ago, an antiques dealer photographed a number of sale pieces. One was a 400-year-old dowry chest with...

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Newport Mahogany Tall Clock

Newport Mahogany Tall Clock

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...

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Freestanding Tool Cabinet

Freestanding Tool Cabinet

Woodworker: Andy Rae Gracing the cover of Jim Tolpin's The Toolbox Book (1995, Taunton Press), Rae's freestanding tool cabinet has served him in the shop for more than 20 years, doling out handsaws...

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Nautical Curved Bench

Nautical Curved Bench

Woodworker: Douglas W. Jones The 2006 winner in the Custom/Studio Furniture category of the Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design Competition, this bench was designed for a large, circular...

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Modigliani Chair

Modigliani Chair

Woodworker: Kiki Warnock This chair was loosely inspired by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, known for the elongated and exaggerated figures in his paintings. Warnock's alluring piece in...

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Tall Jewelry Cabinet

Tall Jewelry Cabinet

Woodworker: Michael Singer Singer built this tall jewelry cabinet for a 15th wedding anniversary. Its long delicate legs give the cabinet a graceful lift, and the doors open to reveal a stack of 15...

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Pussy Willow Chest

Pussy Willow Chest

Woodworker: Rob Brown As one who has always been drawn to nature, Brown often finds inspiration for his furniture while hiking. The marquetry on this chest of drawers is based on the branches of a...

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Chippendale Pembroke Table

Chippendale Pembroke Table

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...

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Queen Anne Lowboy

Queen Anne Lowboy

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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Greene-and-Greene-style Sideboard

Greene-and-Greene-style Sideboard

Rogowski’s Greene-and-Greene-style sideboard in mahogany. Ebony and yellowheart carved inlay give the piece its visual interest. Traditional frame-and-panel construction was used, as well as breadboard ends, dovetail, and mortise-and-tenon joinery. The process is outlined in three FW magazines #125, 126 and 127.

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Dresser

Dresser

Tischler’s dresser features a myriad of design elements - graduated drawers, book-matched drawer fronts, chamfered edges, string inlay, and hand-carved pulls. It uses a variety of woods, such as Brazilian mahogany, Honduras rosewood, Macassar ebony, holly, cedar, maple and poplar. The finish is Waterlox varnish.

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