Category Archives: custom furniture

Sofa Table Finished — Next!

There’s a feeling you get when you complete a long project that is often  compared to childbirth, kind of a let down that it’s over but overwhelming joy at the results.  As an ultra runner that was a feeling I’ve … Continue reading

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Sofa Table with Kumiko : Starting Point

Lately I’ve been intrigued with the Japanese form of woodworking called Kumiko, you’ve probably seen the two boxes I recently completed using that technique as an accent. I’ve seen a few images of the Kumiko being used in furniture as … Continue reading

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Artists’ Taboret Complete

For those of us that have a passion for creating art, the work space is our happy place.  Rarely have I talked with someone who hasn’t lamented that they either need a larger space or a more efficient one.  This … Continue reading

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SawStops Sliding Table to the Rescue!

About three years ago I replaced my Jet tablesaw with SawStops Professional cabinet saw and opted for the sliding table.  This meant changing some of the ways I approach using the tablesaw but for the most part I’ve really liked … Continue reading

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OSMO Polyx Oil: Is this my new go-to finish?

Since the mid 1960’s I’ve been using Watco Danish Oil for finishing almost everything.  I built a house in 1980 and all of the cabinetry was finished with that, followed by a 3 part mixture of boiled linseed oil, polyurethane, … Continue reading

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Building a Bookcase; My Approach

My current furniture project is a small bookcase made of Walnut.  I talked about my design approach and the requirements for it in my last blog.  While working away in the solitude of the shop I started thinking about why … Continue reading

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Walnut Bookcase

I’ve recently begun work on a solid Walnut bookcase for a client.  It will be located at the top of the stairs in their home and needs to be sturdy enough to hold various large and heavy books they own. … Continue reading

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