A friend at work collects shot glasses from all over the world and wanted a wall-hanging display cabinet to show them off. She asked me to build it for her out of oak to match her kitchen cabinets. Then she told me she has LOTS of glasses—probably 150 or more. We wrestled with some design issues, but decided on adjustable glass shelves rather than a lattice work type of grid for each glass. The case would have to be big and hold a lot of weight, so I decided that the case should be ...
Here is a set of monumental doors I just picked up for a song! I mean these puppies are huge! I really want to meet the burly guys who installed them hehe. They measure over 8 1/2 feet tall over 3 feet wide and the rails and stiles are 5 1/4 wide 3 1/2 inchesthick. Solid oak for the rails and stiles and the center field is curley birdseye Walnut. Seems prettyobvious its veneer but wow. Nice! I couldn’t get them out of the truck at first. Starts to make one realize how o...
I worked on the bow of the boat bed. This is a design that I came up with. You may have seen them with drawers in the bow, but I find those not very practical. Because of the shape the drawers must be a triangle shaped. Because of that they can’t hold much stuff. My design has been to use it as a toy box. I first cut the shape of the bottom. I now have templates. The top is the same shape but with a cutout, to make a face frame of sorts. I attach both of them to a back board using p...
Saturday morning MickeyD and I poured a thermos of coffee, made some sandwiches and headed for Tule Peak Timber to buy some fresh alder slabs. The drive was well over three hours long but was well worth the time. Rob Durfos met us as we drove our truck onto his property. His genuine friendliness and excitement about wood instantly led to a tour of the mill where the alder was being cut, the huge stacks of drying woods and his work shop. The clean mountain top air mixed with the heavy scents o...
Doing a woodworking course on the weekends at the local college to keep my skills (such as they are) alive until I finish my shop. Building a 4’ bench out of red oak with exposed jutoba joinery in a sort of Arts & Crafts style (it goes with my house).... will post a few pics as it progresses. Also did a one day seminar on wooden hand planes 3 weeks ago… mostly done the plane. Building a #6 just for fun out of eastern maple using a Hock blade. Pictures coming soon.
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I am about to start on a boat bed. This is one that I’ve built several times. This one is a little different. The customer doesn’t have room for the foot (Bow) of the bed so I am making it as a stand alone toybox that can be pushed up to the foot of the bed when they have room. Also the customer wanted to add portholes down the side. I’ll have 3 on each side. Instead of the trundle there will be three drawers. I will also build a 5 drawer chest and a 2 drawer nightsta...
A couple of weeks ago I posted making the bedposts. I finally got around to getting some more oak and have been making the head and foot. As you can see it’s made of oak and has three raised panels. I got the idea from Chris Davis, a LJ. He posted a really nice bed with raised panels and it caught my eye. The bed is full size so what you see here is about 52” across. Here is a close up of a few of the rail and stile joints. It’s the second time I’ve done this...
Due to my ignorance with LJ blogging, the next installment is here. So, I’ve got my girlfriend’s permission to start working on our new dining room set. I’ve done a ton of research, and for me, Schroeder hit the nail right on the head. He’s been extremely helpful with suggestions, suggested reading, and tool purchases to make the process go smoother. I will build his table. I’m still researching the chairs, but the Rodel chair is high in the running. I...
Since I haven’t ever built drawers, it will be interesting to see if my design works. I used some scrap 1×2’s and 1×1s for the drawers railing. Essentially I placed rails for the drawers to slide on and rails on the sides for to keep the drawers sliding straight. It may be difficult to see in the pics but the drawers are deeper than the cabinet to allow room for the treadle arc. See the pics below for more details.Front view!drawer railing close-updrawer railing close-up...
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