Woodworker: Chuck Zeller
Inspired by old camel-back steamer trunks, Zeller decided to learn steam-bending and re-create the luggage as furniture. This white-oak chest is 20 in deep by 36 in. wide by...
Coleman used two different techniques and two different woods to achieve the cohesive look of this cabinet. The top is made from maple and hand carved, while the lower portion is made from white oak and laminated.
The bed frame is made from pickled white iak and topped with a sand-blasted and clear-finished headboard and footboard. The piece was a collaborative effort between painter Kathy Halton and furniture maker Bob Ingram.
Using his method of curved carcase construction, Byers was able to make this piece entitled “Temptation Chest.” Looking more like a coffee table, one only has to lift the top to realize its actually a blanket chest. It is made from ebonized oak.
Jensen made this Japanese oak armchair during a woodworking class with the Grew-Sheridans. Inspired by asian furniture making, Jensen wanted the seat cushion to seem to float above the seat rails. To accomplish this he swept the rails in an upward direction.
Designed by Scott Dickerson, built by Dennis Saindon and upholstered by Newt Tyler, this prairie-style couch took over 37 weeks to build and used more than 630 board feet of oak. All the elements of the couch are based up an architectural style that was first developed by Louis Sullivan, but made internationally famous by Frank Lloyd Wright.
After three years of work Hoffman finished this interpretation of Noah’s Ark. The ark was made with five layers of oak veneer that when open reveal 60 pairs of hand-carved and painted basswood animals. The piece is completed with the addition of a unicorn - without a mate - and Noah and his family.
The use of figured wood highlights these two pieces by Tischler. On the left his tall cabinet-on-chest is made from ash and features holly inlay and curly oak drawers. The bureau is made from cherry with falme-birch drawers and a black base.
Thinly milled quartersawn white oak was used to make this wall cabinet. No piece was thicker than half an inch. The cabinet, built in the Craftsman-style is finished with a mixture of boiled linseed oil, turpentine, besswax and japan drier.