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Orchid Table

Orchid Table

Woodworker: Jeremy Grubb This side table (20. in dia. by 25 in. tall) won the Judges Special Award, sponsored by FWW, at the Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville, Texas, in December 2011. Grubb...

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Hepplewhite Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Hepplewhite Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Eric OranskyOransky based this reproduction of a Hepplewhite serpentine chest of drawers on a piece made in the late 1700s in New England. He created a scaled drawing of the piece...

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Back-Lit Shaker Sideboard

Back-Lit Shaker Sideboard

Woodworker: Doug ClarnerClarner collaborated with artist Trenny Robb of Sutton, Vt., when designing this Shaker-style sideboard, which won the 2010 Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design...

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Newport Bureau

Newport Bureau

Woodworker: Pete MichelinieThis mahogany and poplar desk (20-1/2-in. deep by 36-1/2-in. wide by 32-3/4-in. tall) is a reproduction of a Newport block-front kneehole bureau attributed to Edmund...

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Curved Hall Table

Curved Hall Table

Woodworker: Enrico KonigWhen he started making furniture in the 1990s, Enrico König says he was “a bit of a solid-wood snob. I figured veneered work was inferior.” But when he had the idea for a...

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Chippendale Chest of Drawers

Chippendale Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Michael DisanoDisano built this cherry and poplar chest of drawers from plans by Carlyle Lynch (1909-1989). Lynch, a woodworker and teacher of woodworking, was known for creating detailed...

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Skeleton Clock of Maple, Ebony, Poplar, and Holly

Skeleton Clock of Maple, Ebony, Poplar, and Holly

Woodworker: Charles MaxwellOn Charles Maxwell’s Cape Cod honeymoon 27 years ago, he and his wife saw a skeleton clock, and he vowed to make her one. In 2007 after retiring from the U.S. Navy...

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Home from the Sea Chest of Drawers

"Home from the Sea" Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: David BoyleSetting out to make something colorful and playful, Boyle built this chest of drawers, 29 in. deep by 56 in. wide by 35 in. tall. He started with hornbeam logs and resawed them...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box

Pennsylvania Spice Box

Woodworker: James PlatteterThree factors motivated Platteter to build this Pennsylvania spice box: the beauty of the original in The Pennsylvania Spice Box by Lee Ellen Griffith (Chester County...

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Crazy Horse Carving

Crazy Horse Carving

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Woodworker: Bill Churchill Churchill's inspiration for this carving came from an article about Crazy Horse, who had a vision of himself riding a fast horse and wearing a red-tailed hawk feather...

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Rustic Twisted Rocker

Rustic Twisted Rocker

Woodworker: John Steele DavisDavis started out building traditional furniture and Windsor chairs, but then began making his twist on the traditional using the gnarled wood of the Mississippi...

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Shaker Style Childs Desk

Shaker Style Child's Desk

Woodworker: Kelly J. DuntonDunton, an associate art director at Fine Woodworking and an avid woodworker, was influenced by the Shaker aesthetic for the design of this child's desk, 19-3/4 in. deep by...

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Free-Form Lectern

Free-Form Lectern

Woodworker: Mitch MandelMandel's wife, a sixth-grade teacher, needed a lectern for her classroom, so he challenged himself to design and construct one that was simple, elegant, nontraditional, and...

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Light and Graceful Comb-Back Windsor Chair

Light and Graceful Comb-Back Windsor Chair

Woodworker: Bill PerryPerry set out to make a comb-back Windsor chair that was as light and graceful as possible while still maintaining its strength. The chair has a poplar seat, maple legs and...

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Colorful Corner Cabinet

Colorful Corner Cabinet

Woodworker: Tom Cowan Cowan collaborated with artist Kelly Torreano to create this corner cabinet, blending his woodworking skill with her passion for gardening and painting. Although he has been...

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Double Oxbow Salem Secretary

Double Oxbow Salem Secretary

Woodworker: J. Albert Hudson Hudson was so inspired by the double oxbow Salem secretary in Home Furniture #7 that he vowed to reproduce it. Twelve years later, at the age of 88, he did just that...

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Block-Front Chest

Block-Front Chest

Woodworker: Roland Benjamin Patterned after the block-front style of chest developed in Newport, R.I., this version was inspired by a photo in Nutting's Furniture Treasury. The original was made in...

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Tit for Tat Tables

Tit for Tat Tables

Woodworker: Kimberly Winkle These tables (16 in. dia. by 22 in. tall), called “Tit for Tat,” are made of poplar, and mahogany offcuts from a guitar manufacturer. Winkle used spindle-turning and...

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Wave Chest

Wave Chest

Woodworker: John P. McCormackMcCormack designed this chest to display a sea-form glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The chest’s rippled surfaces and milk-paint colors play on the ocean theme but...

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Cogswell Bombé Chest Reproduction

Cogswell Bombé Chest Reproduction

Woodworker: John P. McCormack McCormack built this piece as a student at the North Bennet Street School. He based it on a John-Cogswell-attributed chest in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection...

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