Category Archives: handcrafted

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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Carved walnut frames

I finished this hand-carved solid walnut frame for an image taken by Lasala images for cross fanatic Mike Hall. I love combining my passion for fine woodworking and cycling. I can  make these frames and professionally mount your image for … Continue reading

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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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more sushi-boxes

Another run of boxes finished and photographed. If your interested in one, let me know here. Prices specified do not include shipping.

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Jewlery Box

Two years.  Two years it took me to finish this thing. Two years spent squinting at it- looking for possibilities. Two years of thinking about leg options late into the night. And now it’s done. I used brass plane iron … 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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New stuff keeping me busy, old stuff needing to get finished…

I’ve been pretty busy these days between hanging with my kids while my wife works a long stretch of days, as well as kindergarten round-ups, getting our home ready for sale and acquiring the oak I need for a recent … Continue reading

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Shaker Oval boxes

I’ve always admired the Shakers for the perfection of their forms. That and their work ethic. They got a lot of stuff done in their short time here. They are not credited with the invention of the bentwood box, but … 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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