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I was asked by a close friend to build him a casket. He was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and had 2-6 months to live. I was honored to build it. As a woodworker, it was a very enjoyable...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Woodworker: Steve Latta
Latta built this inlaid spice cabinet to commemorate his 10th wedding anniversary. Since Latta and his wife are Quakers living in Chester County, Pa. he picked a design that...
Woodworker: Richard Gies
Interested in furnishing their 1830 Quaker farmhouse with circa 1780-1850 pieces, Gies and his wife borrowed elements from three period pieces to design and build this...
This center table took Hieke approximately 350 hours to complete. The piece features hand-cut rose-pattern inlay in birch and holly veneer. Poplar was used for the leaves. The table’s legs are salvaged piano legs from the Steinway factory where Hieke worked for 36 years. No stain was used on the piece, only veneer dipped in hot sand was used to darken the wood.
Beach’s Chippendale-style highboy in black walnut. The piece has a shellac and wax finish.
Latta’s Sheraton-style table is crafted from walnut, figured walnut and poplar. The piece features a traditional dovetailed front drawer with brass hardware. It is finished with shellac.
Tucker crafted this Queen Anne reproduction from walnut and poplar. The piece is finished with stain and urethane.
Reproduction of an 18th-century American dressing glass. Made with basswood, satinwood, poplar, walnut, ebony, and finished with French polish.
Schurch’s piece features marquetry which uses an astonishing number of woods and stones. The table and chairs are finished with conversion lacquer.
I made this Pennsylvania spice box from plans published in FW #196 by Steve Latta. I modified the feet (I did not like the original flat bracket feet and thus made ogee bracket feet) and the...
This is a movie I created to share the 5-Step process I used to create marquetry.
It is an animated movie, with Charlie, the bee and Lizzi, the bird interacting with Debbie, the narrator to explain...
This was my second project and my first attempt at Mortise and Tenon joinery. After a few hang ups were worked out it turned out fairly well. I used Walnut for the top and bottom shelf and Poplar for...
this is my dream shop it is 24'x45' it is a project of mine that hopefully will soon come true! i've placed the machinery in order that will work for me. i design and build to others specs, i also...
following the box addiction a bit of burr poplar came my way from scotland. it is surprising quite how interesting the figure in it is.
Anyway the cnstruction is pretty obvious and finished...
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