Tag Archives: Sapele

September Wrap Up & New Kumiko Box

This has been a productive month beginning with commissions for several frames and ending up starting another Kumiko box and a glimmer of hope to get them in a local art gallery.  More on that when it happens, don’t want … Continue reading

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Juried In !!!

I received an email from  the San Diego County Fair the other day telling me that the HDTV stand was accepted into the Design in Wood competition.  Wow is all I can say to that!  The Design in Wood is sponsored … Continue reading

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In the House — Diane is Happy!! (me too)

  It seems as if this project has taken a long time but I was never in a huge rush to complete it, rather; I wanted to enjoy the process and learn as much as I possibly could from it. … Continue reading

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So Close I Can Almost Taste It!!

You wouldn’t believe how happy I am to be at this stage.  The top is completely roughed out and now that I see it laying on the rest of the cabinet my vision and sketches have come to life — great! … Continue reading

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Psst, wanna see a topless cabinet?

The excitement continues as the cabinet is really starting to take shape and I must admit I’m very pleased with the outcome.  This has been quite a challenge and I continue to learn from this project.  To me, the motivation … Continue reading

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Fitting Drawers and Such

In my last post you noticed I took a break from the cabinet and played around with carving an egg!  That was a fun break but I knew the drawers weren’t going to assemble and install themselves so that is … Continue reading

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Half-Blind Dovetails in Sapele: The Challenge Continues!

Not being one to complain too much but these dovetails in this paticular chunk of Sapele are proving to be quite the challenge!  The hall table I made last year was of Sapele as well and the dovetailing on those … Continue reading

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