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Marquetry Wardrobe

Marquetry Wardrobe

Woodworker: Thomas Starbuck Stockton Stockton worked with gallery owners Pat and Steve Kirkish of Healdsburg, Calif., to design this sapele, walnut, and white oak wardrobe for an attorney’s office...

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Bubinga Folding Screen

Bubinga Folding Screen

Woodworker: V. PeriThe panels of this solid bubinga folding screen are curved horizontally so it is self-standing when fully open. There also is a slight curve from top to bottom. Peri built the...

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Hope Chest with Willow Inlay Motif

Hope Chest with Willow Inlay Motif

Woodworker: V. Peri Peri was commissioned to make a hope chest to hold keepsakes for a client’s four children. On each of the interior compartments he inlaid the first initial of each child, using...

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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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Gardenia Sideboard

Gardenia Sideboard

Woodworker: Craig Thibodeau Thibodeau’s sideboard won the Best of Show, awarded by Fine Woodworking magazine for the 2007 Design in Wood exhibition organized by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers...

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Number One Chair

Number One Chair

Woodworker: Michael C. Fortune The Number One Chair is a signature Fortune piece. The shape was originally inspired by a rusty piece of garden furniture and includes elements of work by Frank Lloyd...

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William and Mary Alphabet Cabinet

William and Mary Alphabet Cabinet

Woodworker: Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez Gomez-Ibanez built this alphabet cabinet in the William and Mary idiom. He decorated the exterior of the case in a way that related to the plants painted within...

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Vargueño Alphabet Cabinet

Vargueño Alphabet Cabinet

Woodworker: Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez The vargueño is a 17th century Spanish writing desk made to be portable. The interior might be elaborate, but the exterior could be as plain as a packing crate...

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Greene and Greene-Style Buffet

Greene and Greene-Style Buffet

Woodworker: Thomas Starbuck Stockton Thomas Starbuck Stockton crafted this Greene-and-Greene-inspired buffet from a large slab of claro walnut that a friend gave him. The buffet's exterior came from...

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Manxman Piano

Manxman Piano

Woodworker: M.H. Baillie ScottEnglish designer M.H. Baillie Scott (1865-1945) designed this piano in 1896. The case is thought to have been produced six years later by the Guild of Handicraft or the...

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Hall Table

Hall Table

Crafted with a myriad of different materials, the “uncovered” tabletop is set with epoxy resin then the entire table is covered with lacquer and wax.

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Mandolin

Mandolin

Skipper’s mandolin is made from spruce, maple, and ebony. It features red and paua abalone and gold mother-of-pearl. The piece is finished with nitrocellulose lacquer.

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Lidded Box

Lidded Box

Philbrick lidded box in pear, amber and mother-of-pearl.

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Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

Perez used cherry as the primary wood for this jewelry box. Each connection point of the cocobolo stand is capped with mother-of-pearl. The box and stand are finished with lacquer.

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Backgammon Board

Backgammon Board

The piece is based on an Art Deco theme and is a study in veneer. Each of the game pieces features a 2.35-mm mother-of-pearl dots. It is finished in conversion varnish.

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A Simple Way to Inlay Mother of Pearl

A Simple Way to Inlay Mother of Pearl

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Furniture maker Craig Thibodeau takes a cue from the music world with his ingenious method for inlaying mother of pearl.

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Ring box with magnetic hinge

Ring box with magnetic hinge

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Scrap pieces of black walnut and birdseye maple. Size is ~ 2 inches square. Magnetic hinge is neat little idea I came up with and utilize in many projects.

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Honduras mahogany and mother-of-pearl box

Honduras mahogany and mother-of-pearl box

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Box of Honduras mahogany, leopardwood, Gabon ebony, hand cut mother-of-pearl

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Writing Slope

Writing Slope

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Writing slope made of birds-eye maple, cocobolo, Gabon ebony, and white, gold and paua mother-of-pearl.

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Guitar with Inlay

Guitar with Inlay

I built this 'portable' practice instrument for my daughter who loves butterflies about 7 years ago.  Started from a kit just to get the top and hardware pieces since it was my first and evolved...

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