Category Archives: craftsman

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. Advertisements

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Prairie Couch in Eastern American Walnut

I recently completed the first of three prairie style couches. They are based upon a design by Frank Lloyd Wright and fit nicely in both an arts and crafts as well as in a modern setting. The one shown in … 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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Pencil-Post Settee

I’ve always wanted one of these. At first glance it might look like it would not be comfortable, but once sat upon this concern goes away. The back is angled just slightly, and this, coupled with the generous round-over of … Continue reading

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Pencil-post settle, in-progress

I’ve been busy the past few months with a few shop projects, a screen door (almost done) of doug fir and a settle based upon one made by Stickley. Since I have not posted anything in awhile, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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