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Asian Inspired Writing Desk

Asian Inspired Writing Desk

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The desk is made from cutoffs and includes Maple, Ash and Cherry.  Black lacquer hide the mismatched wood and quartersawn zebrawood veneer add a nice accent to the piece.  It was buillt largely as...

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Dads Wood Occasional Table

"Dad's Wood Occasional Table"

This occasional table (42"W x 12"D x30"H) is a modification of one of my previous designs.  The top and shelf are of Douglas Fir saved for 75 years from a house my client's dad built in Seattle, Wa...

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Wenge, Sapele, and Zebrawood raised Platform bed

Wenge, Sapele, and Zebrawood raised Platform bed

I decided it was time to make a new King bed for the Master Bedroom with all the fixins'. Headboard and bedside tables mount to the wall with french cleats. I really like exploring the use of...

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On Display

On Display

A commission piece for a friend wanting an asian style, low profile display cabinet for her art pieces. The display case itself is enclosed within a mahogany framework mimicing aTori...

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CHERRY & BURL ACCENT TABLE

CHERRY & BURL ACCENT TABLE

This hand built Cherry & burl accent table   is a great table to show of a sculpture built like the rest of my furniture it has Mortise and Tenon joinery the dimensions are 16″x 16″ x 23...

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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

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Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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Contemporary Tansu-Style Buffet

Contemporary Tansu-Style Buffet

This is a large dining room buffet built as a companion piece to a large Japanese tansu step-chest that I built for the same client. Both are 100% African sapele, finished with Minwax red mahogany...

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Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

Walnut and Curly Maple Bed

This was my first commissioned work. An Asian inspired bed based on the customers ideas. I designed it in Sketchup. I went through about 6 versions until the customer said that's the one for me. The...

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Mahogany and Leather Side Table

Mahogany and Leather Side Table

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I came across an incredibly lovely board of Santos mahogany one day, with swirls of vanilla and orange in the grain, that board is what inspired the whole piece.  The legs are ebonized maple with a...

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Cherry Bed Frame

Cherry Bed Frame

Cherry bed frame styled after one by Thos Moser. Finished with oil varnish mixture. My wife loves it, as do I.

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Sapele Ottoman

Sapele Ottoman

This Ottoman was designed with a bit of Asian flair to suit the style preferences of a family member. It is solid African Sapele wood all around with the exception of Alder used for internal corner...

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Walnut bench after Nakashima

Walnut bench after Nakashima

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Several years ago I bought a walnut slab from a sawyer in Missouri. I looked at it for several years, off-and-on, and a couple of months ago put it in my shop. Having nothing wide enough to flatten...

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Marre Live Edge Coffee Table

Marre Live Edge Coffee Table

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MARRE LIVE EDGE COFFEE TABLE   Materials: Claro Walnut, Black Walnut Dimensions: 74"L  x  26"W  x  15"H Finish:  Natural hand-rubbed oil + wax -- buffed and polished to a satin glossThis...

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Ryan Display Coffee Table

Ryan Display Coffee Table

RYAN DISPLAY COFFEE TABLE   Materials:  Black Walnut, Glass Dimensions:  60"L x 24"W x 15"H * SOLID HARDWOOD CONSTRUCTION -- 6/4 BLACK WALNUT * HAND-CUT MORTISE/TENON + DOWEL WEDGE JOINERY * 14"...

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Cherry bookcase with floating top

Cherry bookcase with "floating" top

This is my first woodworking project I designed myself. Its cherry for the main carcase, pine ship lapped back, and an oak top dyed black. This was my first venture into knife hinges, which went...

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Reed Bench

Reed Bench

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Built entirely from hard maple and walnut. Joinery is the key to  overall aesthetic as well as the strength of bench. The marraige of contemporary design and traditional woodworking techniques is...

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Reed Tansu

Reed Tansu

Commissioned in 2012 by client for private residence in Maryland. Although initial inspiration came from more traditional Tansu cabinets, some would say I have used the term incorrectly, I retained...

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Guest apartment

Guest apartment

We recently completed the addition of a small guest apartment and now I have been working on finishing it. We built custom mahogany cabinets for the kitchen and I have been busy making the furniture...

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Coffee Table

Coffee Table

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After a house fire last year the coffee table I had was destroyed so I had to build myself a new one.  The tiger maple used for the top reminded me of ripples in a stream and so it needed some...

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Moon and Stars Table

Moon and Stars Table

This bar height table was created using a salvaged maple counter slab. The walnut moons/stars visible on the top are through tenons used to attach the top to the base (see photo #4). The maple...

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