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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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16-Piece Turned Kitchen Set

16-Piece Turned Kitchen Set

Woodworker: Mike Mahoney Mahoney made this 16-piece poplar set to create something that could be passed down as a family heirloom but still function in an everyday kitchen. With nearly 15 years of...

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Chess Table

Chess Table

Woodworker: Bert Wortel Turnings, carvings, and inlay adorn this small chess table. Wortel crafted the board with solid wood with squares of holly and Peruvian walnut. He turned and carved...

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Custom Desk: Arts and Crafts Meets Bhutanese Architecture

Custom Desk: Arts and Crafts Meets Bhutanese Architecture

Woodworker: Michael Lobby Arts and Crafts design and Bhutanese architecture fueled Lobby’s inspiration when he created this desk. He wanted the design to be uncomplicated yet highly functional as a...

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Mahogany Bombé Chest of Drawers

Mahogany Bombé Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Frank Woolley Woolley estimates he invested more than 1,500 hours making this bombé chest of drawers. About 570 hours went into the actual construction and 180 hours into the finishing...

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Cherry Shaker Cupboard

Cherry Shaker Cupboard

Woodworker: Andrew Maisel This tall Shaker cupboard was inspired by a Shaker piece built in Massachusetts around 1840. Maisel made it entirely from solid wood, using cherry for the exterior and birch...

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John Townsend Reproduction Lowboy

John Townsend Reproduction Lowboy

Woodworker: William N. Moore Moore created this lowboy from the John Townsend original in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Because he is a hobbyist woodworker, he says he has the...

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