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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...
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: 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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Mahogany and silk damask Chippendale-style stool by Randall O’Donnell. The piece features hand-carved ball and claw feet.
Reproduction Jefferson writing desk made from plywood-core mahogany veneer. Satinwood is used for the inlay.
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