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Quarter-Sawn White Oak End Tables

Roseann asked me I if would be interested in building her a couple of mission end tables to match her mission sofa I built. I love working with white oak, and a new Steel City cabinet saw was on my radar screen, so the answer was easy. I used the same finish as her mission sofa. It is a lot of work, but I feel it really shows off the QSWO and is worth it. - lockwood american walnut water-based dye mixed 1 ... Read more

Classic Oak Tool Cabinet

It had been a long winter and I decided to build a project just for me. I really needed a place to organize hand tools and smaller power tools. When I first saw this tool cabinet in Woodsmith magazine I knew I had to build it someday. The finish schedule i used was: - lockwood #144 (early american maple, golden amber) water-based dye mixed 1 lb. in 4 gals. - 1.5# cut of blonde shellac (zinsser sealcoat) sanded lightly with 400. - varathane golden oak ... Read more

Walnut Jewelry Chest

Susie wanted me to build her new jewelry chest. She gave me ideas on what she was looking for and I came up with the design. Read more

Guest Bedroom Furniture

In the spring Susie painted our guest bedroom which really brightened it up. After that, we realized we needed a little better furniture for it. All the projects are made out of quarter-sawn white oak and have the following finish schedule: water-based dye 1.5# blonde shellac as a sealcoat sanded with 400 oil-based stain as a glaze waterlox original sealer/finish topcoats 50/50 mixture of waterlox sealer/finish and satin as the final coat               Read more

Quarter-Sawn White Oak Mission Sofa

A co-worker asked me if I would be interested in building this mission sofa for her, which she had already purchased the plans. I looked them over and realized this project had over 200 pieces and would be a lot of work. I was correct about the amount of work, but it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience.                               Read more

Quarter-sawn white oak, purpleheart, and walnut table

I've been wanting to attempt a multi-wood table top and finally tried one out. The top turned out pretty good so I decided to build some legs and aprons and turn it into a table.                 Read more

Rift-Sawn Red Oak Dining Table

After putting the wine cabinet in the dining room, Susie and I both said the laminated dining table looked out of place. I came up with a simple design that both of us liked. The next day, I headed out for a lumber run.                           Read more

Rift-Sawn Red Oak Wine Cabinet

Susie and I had been talking about building a small wine cabinet for a while. Susie browsed through my new Woodsmith before I even got a chance to look at it. She brought my magazine to me in my home office and put this on my whiteboard's "woodworking to do" list before I even opened the cover. The plan called for Cherry and plywood for the cabinets. I love Cherry but didn't want to use plywood and instead wanted to try ... Read more

Ultimate Tool Stand

I have seen a couple of "Ultimate Tool Stands" posted on Woodnet and thought they would be really useful in my shop. I've been wanting to build a new router table and also needed a place for my miter saw. I also hate having to clear off my workbench whenever I need to break rough lumber down. The UTS measures 2' x 6' x 3' tall. All the dimensions are a multiple of 2 feet which makes construction easy. The UTS uses 4 sheets ... Read more

Cherry Hall Table

I built this cherry hall table from Woodsmith #147. Plans for building this table are also available from plansnow.com. It is cherry with curly maple veneer and I finished it with several coats of Waterlox. This was my first time using veneer and it didn't go without problems, but I am satisfied with the finished product.                                                     Read more
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