Tag Archives: WoodworksbyJohn

Tabernacle Frame Done, final details

  Very happy to share the final results of the large, tabernacle frame I’ve been working on lately.  It was commissioned by Christine Vallieres and our goal was to design a frame that combined the traditional style of a tabernacle … Continue reading

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Kumiko Table Progress

  As many of you know, working on a project begins with various bits and pieces and then after a long span of time you actually begin to see things take shape, that’s the case with the sofa table project. … Continue reading

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Mesa Art Center Co-Op

I am really happy to say that I am now officially a member of the artists co-op of the Mesa Arts Center.  I’ve mentioned (lamented?) several times over the past few months that the jurying in process was underway but … 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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Lovely Vanessa Frame

For this frame I decided to use a gilding technique where planed wood is directly oil gilded without the wood being sealed.  I wrote an article about this and was honored to have it published in the August 2011 issue … Continue reading

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Summerlin Art Festival

Well, we did it — our first ever venture into the craft fair world and; over-all, it was a positive experience.  Our goal was to break even financially and we achieved that plus some additional profit.  Since this was our … Continue reading

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