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Aaron Burr desk

Aaron Burr desk

the clients son designed the desk plans. The cherry wood came from the family's land. The desk was stained and varnished to match existing furniture. Based on the Aaron Burr patent desk antique. I...

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Welsh Hutch

Welsh Hutch

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Updated classical Welsh Hutch design made of ebonized maple with an American walnut top and a contrasting Habanero stained, beaded board back. The base is supported by octagonal, fluted legs and...

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Myrtle Corner Cabinet

Myrtle Corner Cabinet

My Myrtle Corner Cabinet is made of solid Myrtle, except for the curved doors and drawers fronts. They are laminated bendable plywood fully veneered with Myrtle Burl. I built up the laminations and...

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Pull Leaf Table

Pull Leaf Table

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I'vealways wanted to build one of these Pull Leaf Tables. Its modeled on my parents table but I changed a few things. This one is made from solid Ash and Cherry. I've yet to put the finish on and I...

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Federal dining table by Duncan Phyfe

Federal dining table by Duncan Phyfe

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Exact replica of historic 20-ft. dining table owned by Martin Van Buren

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Victorian Sheet Music Cabinet

Victorian Sheet Music Cabinet

A Cabinet designed to hold sheet music. Made from Solid Sapele, veneers of Sapele and Mahogany. and shop made brass door pull in the shape of a G and F Cleff. More pictures can be seen at the link...

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BABY GRAND

BABY GRAND

A smal BABY GRAND 12"w x10 1/2" d x4" h with a full keyboard of 88 induvidual keys . Made from baltic birch and laminated shop cut walnut veneer with maple accents .

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American cherry wood Ditty box

American cherry wood Ditty box

A sea captains Ditty box built from American Cherry wood. Dimensions: 20" by 10-78" by 7-1/4" . Inside finish: Watco Danish Oil natural with water based Polyurethane over. Exterior finish: Watco...

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Cherry Pencil Post Bed

Cherry Pencil Post Bed

This was my second bed project.  It is similar in construction to another cherry bed I made for home (also here in the reader's gallery), but this one is a very different style.  I took inspiration...

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Bombe Chest

Bombe Chest

This was my first go at a bombe chest. The front is still flat (i didnt want to get in over my head on my first chest), but the sides are curved. It is made from Walnut and the drawers are poplar...

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Cherry Chest on Chest

Cherry Chest on Chest

This is a simplfied Thomas Elf chest on chest. This was built in 2005. Cherry and figured Cherry for the drawer fronts. Poplar for secondary wood Finish is shellace and wax

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Big

Big

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A friend asked for a large dresser in an "old world" style and supplied a couple of internet images for reference. She also wanted plentiful Rosewood displayed along with separate storage for her...

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Small Music Box

Small Music Box

Family friends from my home town gave me a block of walnut from the tree they cut down in their front yard.  This was from the black walnut stump just below where the Amerian walnut trunk had been...

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Blanket chest

Blanket chest

Cherry blanket chest made for my daughter , based on a 1760's  6 board chest Hand cut dovetail, molding on the sides of the top are sliding dovetails to allow for seasonal movement

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Independence Hall Table

Independence Hall Table

The customer had a table in his home and told me to match it. I did. It is a duplicate of a table in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA. It was built for his daughter. It is made of all solid...

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breakfast in bed

breakfast in bed

A nice little table for breakfast in bed or maybe a tv dinner made from pine and dowel and glue made it from dowel & glue too see if it good be done and i like makeing furniture with primarily dowel

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PA Secretary Walnut - Lower Case

PA Secretary Walnut - Lower Case

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The desk was made from a Black Walnut tree that fell in my community in 2011.  I used the article in Fine Woodworking #154 as the basis for the build. I built it with traditional joineryusinga...

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Ball and Claw Lions Foot,Coffee Table

Ball and Claw Lions Foot,"Coffee Table"

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This coffee table is 18" tall by 54" square and is placed into a very large and beautiful great room. The customer wanted the legs to have a lion foot gripping a ball similar to the American period...

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Federal style oval table

Federal style oval table

Construction- bricklaid apron, legs connected via bridle joint / sliding  dovetail . Custom banding, holly and ebony, cuffs on legs are ebony and fiddleback mahogany, Oval Inlay curly maple/ black...

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Cherry Dresser

Cherry Dresser

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Solid Cherry Tripple Dresser made for my Daughter as the first piece of a bedroom set. Single timber (grain match)  per row curved front dovetailed drawers.

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