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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

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Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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DIY Wooden Tiles

DIY Wooden Tiles

Wood tile flooring is quickly becoming the hottest trend in the flooring industry. With advancing technologies in the manufacturing sector, it now means it is easier to find an elegant looking wood...

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Shogi Screen Amoire

Shogi Screen Amoire

The requirements for this piece were high storage capacity, asian style, and portability. The resulting amoire measures 7 ft tall, 6 ft wide, and 2 ft deep and is fabricated from birch plywood with...

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Curly Maple Round Dinette Table

Curly Maple Round Dinette Table

    The curly maple top of this dinette table rests on crossed cherry battens which have notched cleats to register the top on the end of hard maple legs. This design enables us to lift the top off...

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Home Office Bookcase Wall

Home Office Bookcase Wall

This project took nearly 2-1/2 years of Sundays to complete. Luckily it was commissioned by my (still) very close friends, so their patience and collaboration was unlimited. This is my first builtin...

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Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

This was my first commissioned work. An Asian inspired bed based on the customers ideas. I designed it in Sketchup. I went through about 6 versions until the customer said that's the one for me. The...

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Portabench

Portabench

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This was a design I came up with to use my beech slab, temporarily, in my front workroom.  In stark contrast to my usual engineering methods the design became more complex as I went along.  The top...

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Cremation Urn

Cremation Urn

This cremation urn is my first serious attempt at a mitred box or fine woodworking in general. It's maple and cherry with a Danish oil and wax finish. The vertical cherry connecting the mitre splines...

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Asymmetrical End Table

Asymmetrical End Table

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  This project was the first piece of fine furniture I have made. I deisgned and built this piece for a introductory woodworking class at my college. I was greatly inspired by an article in Fine...

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Little Maple Cabinet

Little Maple Cabinet

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This is a small cabinet made of hard maple. The two doors on the left are sliding doors, and the one on the right is hinged. The slats in the door frames are concave, planed with a round bottom...

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Walnut bench after Nakashima

Walnut bench after Nakashima

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Several years ago I bought a walnut slab from a sawyer in Missouri. I looked at it for several years, off-and-on, and a couple of months ago put it in my shop. Having nothing wide enough to flatten...

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Roosevelt Cigar Side Table

Roosevelt Cigar Side Table

ROOSEVELT CIGAR SIDE TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  13"L  x  11"W  x 13"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability...

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Roosevelt Bourbon Side Table

Roosevelt Bourbon Side Table

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ROOSEVELT BOURBON SIDE TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  25"L  x  19"W  x  24"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added...

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Fine Woodworking reader makes flag box to honor WWII soldier

Fine Woodworking reader makes flag box to honor WWII soldier

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A box made by reader Tom Smith returns flag to soldiers family.

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Another live edge sofa table

Another live edge sofa table

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Chose to make the live edge beveled to the inside, which kept the best show-face up.  Hard maple with walnut butterfly keys. Long Mitered corners are tricky...trickier still when the board retains a...

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Reed Bench

Reed Bench

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Built entirely from hard maple and walnut. Joinery is the key to  overall aesthetic as well as the strength of bench. The marraige of contemporary design and traditional woodworking techniques is...

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Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

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These pieces were created mainly with hand tools. The finish includes sumi ink, oil pastel (red portions), gold leaf, and amber shellac. The inspiration comes from Japanese cultural concepts such as...

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Live edge curly maple slab coffee table with curved ipe legs

Live edge curly maple slab coffee table with curved ipe legs

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This is a curly maple and ipe coffee table that I just finished making while I had a few days between projects. I had the piece of maple sitting in my shop for the last year or so before I finally...

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Spalted Maple and jatoba Hall  Table

Spalted Maple and jatoba Hall Table

Spalted Maple and jatoba 40-1/2 inch x 16-1/2 inch x 31 inch tall with a shellac finnish built by Anderson Woodworks Olympia wa

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Maple Burl Table

Maple Burl Table

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This table is all about the wood, a simple base and a stunning maple burl top! Finished in natural oil, that brings out the depth and richness of color.

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