Category Archives: carcase

Mountain rain

This is what happens when you play with milk paint and a set of carving gouges. Carved basswood cabinet/bookshelf in middle earth style. Mahogany back and base. Slanting the tongue and groove back pieces was a lot of fun. The … Continue reading

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Frame and panel Chest of walnut

I built this to match a walnut Prairie couch and loveseat that I had already built for some valued clients. All solid black walnut with a purple-heart bottom. I feel like I have finally nailed the lapped and half-lapped miter.

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St. Johns Valet

Version two of the St John’s coat rack is now complete and ready for the Lumber to Legacy program auction in Albany Oregon (http://cityofalbany.net/lumbertolegacy). The lumber was salvaged from a construction project in Albany that removed seven very large native … Continue reading

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St John’s valet

The St. Johns bridge here in Portland has always been among my favorite US bridges. Designed by engineer and poet David B. Steinman, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in existence at the time of its construction. Mr. Steinman … Continue reading

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blanket chests

I recently finished a run of six milk-painted chests. These measure 19″ x 40″ x 16″ (height). They are constructed of southern yellow pine, finished in four coats of General Finishes Milk-Paint, then hand-rubed with oil and wax and fitted … Continue reading

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Stickley #72 Magazine Stand

Saw this in a blog by Chris Schwarz (here) and really liked the proportions. It was originally designed for Stickley by Harvey Ellis, who lightened the heavy Stickley look with a slight taper to the legs and the curved top … Continue reading

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Harvey Ellis 9-Drawer Dresser

My adventure in large carcase construction began with the acquisition of what appeared to be some very nice 12/4 quartersawn white oak stock. In the past, I’ve had really horrible luck picking decent thick oak stock from my local hardwood … Continue reading

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