Woodworker: Andy Rae
Working with fellow furniture maker Jan Derr, Rae designed this freestanding island for a furniture-loving couple with a houseful of Arts-and-Crafts furniture. The challenge was...
Woodworker: Laura Smith
Though diminutive in size Smith's demilune table delivers a visual punch. The octagonal mahogany legs are tapered on all sides and have feet of turned maple. The curved apron...
Based on the decor of his client’s home Mikkelsen designed and built this unit to have a painted finish. Choosing poplar, and birch plywood Mikkelsen added geometric details that stand out when painted with high-gloss white paint. See the article in FW#103, pp. 62-66 for construction and painting details.
Shipstad used a variety of lesser known woods in the construction of this wine cabinet. The panels are sucupira veneer of apple plywood. The rest of the cabinet features Kamarere, chakte koc. and bayo.
This Arts and Crafts-inspired overmantel is made from white oak and plywood. Its aged appearance is done with the use of glazing stain that is topped with either shellac or wax. See article in FW#130, pp. 71-75.
This modern roll-top desk is made of cherry and white birch. The tambour and writing surface are linked; pull out the writing surface and the tambour retracts. The desk is finished with Watco oil mixed with urethane.
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A modern take on a piece originally designed for military use. This campaign chest functions as a desk rather than the luggage/furniture conbination of its predecessors. The piece is made from maple and teak veneer along with plywood, white oak and brass. The finish is oil and shellac.