November 21, 2019
On this desk, the leather center section of the top slides back to reveal storage space and walnut-veneered trays. A hidden drawer in the center pulls forward using a leather…
July 26, 2019
Click here to enlarge image. This lady’s desk was inspired by French “bonheur du jour” writing desks and the work of Thomas Sheraton. Gill set out to make a more…
June 4, 2019
Barfield’s caddy went through many iterations before it evolved into the design you see here. It started as a rectangular box with a handle, sized to hold silverware, correspondence, or…
April 4, 2019
Maple and cherry don’t have a high tannin content, so they won’t get as dark as oak. But the process yields beautiful grays, blues, and purples.
March 22, 2019
The design of this cabinet-on-stand was inspired by traditional 17th-century Connecticut sunflower chests. “I adapted the piece by making the carved panel a door and elevating the piece on a…
December 6, 2018
(enlarged view) This jewelry cabinet has a vacuum-pressed oval carcase that sits on hand-shaped Ruhlmann-style legs. But it’s the veneer mosaic that grabs attention. Marcin created the pattern using illustration…
May 17, 2018
If you’ve ever seen those tapered, rustic ladders used for apple-picking in New England orchards, you’ll recognize what inspired the legs on this table. Maple saplings painted apple green reinforce…
April 16, 2018
The design of this table was based on a Shaker hall table, but the original had turned legs and only one drawer. Anderson tapered the legs instead, and used three…
September 6, 2016
cherry, maple, walnut
September 3, 2016
Like most of you, I built a Roubo as a right of passage into better woodworking. Nothing fancy but I did stay true to nearly 100% hand tools during construction.
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