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The Table #1: We've Come So Far...

07-15-2017 10:12 PM by 85GoCards | 0 comments »

Where to start on this sucker? I suppose the beginning is as good of a spot as any… Around six months ago, I said, “Wife, I shall craft you a table fit for a Queen.” Well actually, it was probably closer to, “Yeah, yeah, I said I’d make a table when I get a chance.” I don’t have my 3D modeling program at work, so I relied on my crafty Excel skills to sketch up a rough design for the table. Now as much as I like to fancy myself a woodworker, I...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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Fitting a beautiful old birdseye pine chest with a cedar lining

08-28-2011 11:26 PM by skeezaroonie | 2 comments »

We recently ran into a remarkable old chest at an estate sale. I fell in love with it immediately for the birdseye figure of the panels. At the time I thought it was a nice older veneered piece only to find out once we brought it home that it was not veneer but solid birdseye pine planks. I’ve only seen birdseye pine once before, in a restored lobby of an old east Texas hotel. The entire lobby & stairwell were built from highly figured longleaf pine. The story is that the carpe...

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Wedding Clock #9: Sides

06-17-2011 03:21 AM by kenn | 6 comments »

Now that the front and back have been assembled, I’m on to making the sides and the shelves that will sit in dados cut into the sides. Today’s blog is getting thoses sides made and ready for the dado process. That means basic milling. So I start with rough lumber, layed out for the best match I think. I check the direction the grain is running by planing a bit on each piece. This will allow the grain to be running the same when the whole piece is glued up and, hopefully, make...

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Birds Eye Pine

12-21-2010 03:06 AM by sblg43 | 6 comments »

When I was in the furniture business, we occasionally had a pine piece of furniture with birds eye. It was always something special to see. Recently, I was at a Lowes that was about 3 hours away from me and I came across these pine beauties. I had to have them cut in half to fit in my car, but since I don’t build anything too long, it shouldn’t be a problem. My wife thinks that they are “kind of ugly”. I let her know that she is mistaken! I don’t know yet...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #1: Disassembly

05-28-2008 12:51 AM by YooperCasey | 6 comments »

Hello folks, I figure everyone should get a bit of a chuckle out of this project. My sister recently moved into a new apartment and for whatever strange reason she had somehow acquired a six foot long piece of bowling alley. Normally I would have just pitched it in the trash, but the grain caught my eye, birdseye! Upon further inspection it was a mix of birdseye, curly maple, regular maple and white oak. So it was acquired, and quickly moved home. Upon closer inspection I notice a few t...

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