I design and build wood furniture. I have worked in many different styles and have used most domestic hardwoods and some exotics. I'm most comfortable with the Craftsman style using white oak which is easily adapted to a Southwestern style, but I am interested in hearing your ideas for any wood project in any style.
I use Sketch-Up, computer-aided design software, to create three-dimensional drawings. It provides a model of the project; from there we can discuss edits to further customize your piece. The tool also provides me with plans for providing estimates and making lumber purchases. There is no cost for the initial CAD drawing.
I provide an accurate estimate for any project at no cost to you. It's based on the market cost of lumber at the time of the request, the cost of lumber does vary slightly depending on supply and demand for that species of wood. I include all hardware and labor costs so you can make an informed decision.
Follow my blog! At the end of each week I'll add a new post. I'll provide details on my current projects, instructions on building jigs, tips to make most tasks easier and repeatable, and probably most useful of all, I'll include mistakes or lessons I've learned--sometimes the hard way.
“Hickory Sofa Server" 12" Hickory Furniture for Cabin.
This cool asset to the cabin is made of hickory. This is a great little piece that sit under the edge of the sofa. It is a great place to set a computer or a cup of hot chocolate. I used a pattern from a May 2013 issu of Wood Magazine. I adapted it slightly and added the inlay that matches the other hickoy furniture in the cabin. It was a quick project built in one day. I finished it with a polyeurathan blend with boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Making the brace under the table very strong is critical to this build.