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Mission Living Room Tables

I built these mission tables to match our new leather living room furniture. This was the first project where I totally winged it as I built it. When I started cutting the wood, all I knew were the dimensions of the tops, the heights, and the color that Susie wanted. From there, I ran ideas by Susie as I went. Since I always have my iPhone with me in the shop, I decided to take pics as I went along. While not ... Read more

Ms Bailey Shadow Box

Our beloved Bailey left us in March of 2012 and I made a simple walnut shadow box with dovetails to remember her.       Read more

Nativity Cabinet

I delivered a cabinet that the couple is going to use for two 50 year old nativity scenes. They gave me the interior dimensions they needed and wanted the color to match existing furniture. They also wanted 32" of unobstructed view in the center of the cabinet so two doors wasn't going to work. I used acrylic over glass which made the panel very light. Finish is: Varathane provincial stain Zinsser SealCoat Waterlox original 50/50 mix of Waterlox original and satin   The Waterlox was only used on ... Read more

Walnut Tables

These walnut tables I designed and built to go with our downstairs furniture. Since some of the walnut was air dried and some kiln (but not steamed), I used a weak mix of water based dye to even out the color. I sealed it with shellac and wiped on Waterlox original.       Read more

Mission Chairs

These are a pair of mission chairs I made for our entryway. I even made and upholstered the seats. The finish is: water based dye shellac oil based stain as glaze 2 coats Waterlox original wiped on 2 coats 50/50 mixture of Waterlox original & satin         Read more

Cherry Widescreen TV Stand

I built this cherry TV stand for my friend Phil that I worked with for many years. He gave me the dimensions and I came up with an initial drawing. After a couple of iterations, we came up with a design that we thought would look good. This was my first time using Sketchup for a design. After a few tutorials and videos, it didn't take long to get the hang of it.                 Read more

White Oak Morris Chair and Ottoman

This Morris chair and ottoman was built to go along with Roseann's other mission furniture. I used the same finish as her other mission furniture. lockwood american walnut water-based dye mixed 1 lb. in 8 gals. 1.5# blonde shellac (sealcoat) sanded lightly with 400 varathane mission brown oil-based stain as a glaze 2 wiped on coats of waterlox original sealer/finish 2 wiped on coats of a 50/50 mixture of waterlox sealer/finish and satin   Read more

Kitchen Island

The kitchen table and chairs we bought the day we closed on our house didn't have much life left in them. We decided a kitchen island would be more functional and the extra cabinet space would be nice. Read more

Quarter-Sawn White Oak Display Case

This mission display case will match Roseann's mission sofa and end tables. I used the same finish as her other mission furniture. lockwood american walnut water-based dye mixed 1 lb. in 8 gals. 1.5# blonde shellac (sealcoat) sanded lightly with 400 varathane mission brown oil-based stain as a glaze 2 wiped on coats of waterlox original sealer/finish 2 wiped on coats of a 50/50 mixture of waterlox sealer/finish and satin Read more

Ebonized ash kitchen table

This 46" x 46" kitchen table is made out of ash. It was ebonized using India Ink from the art store and the finish schedule was as follows: 2 coats of india ink 1 coat of shellac (zinnser sealcoat) 3 coats of waterlox original sealer/finish 2 coats of a 50/50 mixture of waterlox original s/f and satin Read more
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