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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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Carlas Wine & Liquor Cabinet

Carla's Wine & Liquor Cabinet

From concept to completion this project was a long time coming. I wanted to build a cabinet with a top similar to this but didn't have the cutter for my shaper or a planner to insure my boards where...

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Classic sloping sided sea chest

Classic sloping sided sea chest

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Port Orford Cedar sea chest with purchased Beckets. Reproduction of an antique sea chest.

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Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

Pennsylvania Tall Case clock

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In an earlier post I showed the start of this project. It has taken about six months to complete. The clock is all West Indies mahogany. The movement is an eight day cable weight driven movement. The...

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Upholstered Wing Chair

Upholstered Wing Chair

Cherry legs, maple and poplar frame using mortise and tenon joinery. Fabric is Historic Deerfield Flame Stitch.

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LInen press

LInen press

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Based on a similar piece at MESDA, in poplar with a red over black milk paint finish. Rat tail hinges. The upper cabinet hides a TV, the lower a stereo. Plinth base with dovetailed bracket feet...

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Tall clock

Tall clock

In poplar with a milk painted finish followed by an oil topcoat. 86 inches tall, painted dial housed in a dial frame behind a door. Quartz movement with pendulum behind the lower door.

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Oval cherry table

Oval cherry table

Oval core was bricklaid, oval was veneered with cherry. Custom banding of holly and ebony applied to oval core. Legs joined to oval apron with a sliding dovetail/ bridle joint. Top  inlaid with...

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Bindemiddel Filing Cabinet

Bindemiddel Filing Cabinet

Filing cabinet of curly Birch, Black Walnut and laminated Birch.Dovetailed case, wedged through-tenon and mortise, and open slot mortise base.French lacquer and Tung oil finish. Made with...

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Æteriske Box

Æteriske Box

Box of Philippino Toog with mobile compartment. Handcut dovetails and open slot mortise.Tung oil exterior finish, light lacquer inside. Inspired from a James Krenov piece. Made with...

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Ball and claw variation

Ball and claw variation

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An idea occurred to me while carving a spoon. Why not a variation of the ball and claw thing!  The wood is Arbutus, a local hardwood notorious for drying unpredictably .

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