Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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frontpage “Jewelry Box" 12" Maple & Mahogany Jewelry.

I built this miter & spline jewelry box for a customer. She wanted a long thin box to store her native American handcrafted bracelets. It makes a beautiful display case for the turquoise jewelry. I used mahogany for the base and maple for the top, the spline & the base. I planed the mahogany down to 3/8ths inch and lined the box with 1/4 inch maple. 

Read more: 27 Jan 2017 Jewelry Box

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frontpage “Oak Child's Table & Chair” Solid white oak table & chair for kids.

I built two of these cute little tables and chairs for children. I used a self created pattern and beautiful white oak to build this little Craftsman style furniture. It was so much fun to build. Check out the finished walnut and ash version in my gallery. 

  

 

 

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frontpage “Knotty Alder Night Stand" Rustic Look for the Cabin.

I built a matching night stand for the cabin. It is made from knotty alder to give it the rustic look for the cabin in the woods. I used a combination of several different techniques I've used in the past to create this simple three drawer night stand. I used half-blind dovetails for the drawers and they slide on wooden rails. I used tongue and groove for the sides and back. The legs are pretty simple with a stopped chamfer to give them a bit of character. It matches the first one with one small difference. In this night stand, I've created a small secret compartment under the top. The top will be hinged and have a small latch on the side next to the bed.

Read more: 4 Nov 2016 - Knotty Alder Night Stand

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frontpage "Three Desks: Alder, Hickory & Oak" FroggyBuilder Inlays & Craftsman Style Design.

In addition to being a woodworker, I’m also an author and as such I needed a desk for the cabin. Because the cabin is so small I needed a compact desk but one that had enough space to set up my laptop and store a few office supplies. I often design my own furniture after over eight years of building and designing but several years ago I found a pattern on www.PlansNOW.com by Woodsmith. It was a small secretary desk designed for a laptop so I made a few changes to jazz it up a bit and make it fit perfectly in the space I had available in the cabin. Read more to get some details.

Read more: 6 Feb 2016 Secretary Desk

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