Category Archives: Portfolio

Coffee Table Base

Walnut Base for embellished brass pie crust table top.

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Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom vanity ready for faux finisher.

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Raised panel using a handplane

Currently working on restoration of a vintage dresser for a client.  A tell tale sign dating this gem are the plane tracks on the bottom of the drawers and dust panels. Just like the original craftsman,  a replacement panel is … Continue reading

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Walnut Break Front

Two photos of the walnut break front.  This built in features sap wood accents, marble top to the base cabinet and seeded textured glass incorporated into the upper unit.

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French Polished Perfection

The top to this piece was in need a a complete restoration after years of use and exposure to the sun and atmospheric conditions.  After removing the finish (top only) the wood was bleached, and then dye stains were used … Continue reading

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Significance: the quality of being important

“This baseball represents one of those rare moments in life when a dream becomes reality.  It is the first pitch I threw in my Major League debut.  A moment I would trade for nothing in the world.  A moment that … Continue reading

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Voila!

The focus this week has been restoration of a vintage French bench. Several parts were missing, so bring out the hand tools and voila. Photo on right shows the replacement part installed and the original that was removed from the … Continue reading

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Bench resurface, and a new start

20 years ago I built this bench top. This morning it was difficult to erase the dings, dents, scratches, gouges and scars from all the repairs it has seen.  While the memories of pine wood derby cars to 17th century … Continue reading

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Sapwood is not a defect!

Currently working on a stand up writing desk for a client.  I was able to find great Walnut to use for the top.  After removing the bark, and hand planning the band saw tracks from the saw mill I uncovered … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

OK, so on special occasions we splurge a little bit and give our daughter Sanpellegrino.  So, when she asked me this past weekend to help her do something with the foil tops she has been collecting,  we decided a small … Continue reading

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