So I haver had this natural board for quite a while now. When I purchased it I was told that it was Maple. Immediately underneath the board in question is a table made out of curly maple. Both boards have only a clear finish on them. Does the top ...
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Location: Buford, GA
I tend to collect hobbies. I started out with auto mechanics and fast cars... then I picked up Golf and then building golf clubs. Next, was darts and now it is wood working. With each new hobby I tried to give up the previous one. That philosophy apparently doesn't work. Now I just have a big collection of hobbies. I appreciate all of them so much that I can't give any of them up.
I'm just getting started in wood working. I'm addicted to learning as many skills as I can. So far I've learned everything on my own from reading books, magazines or studying other peoples work.
I'd like to get to a point where I can do wood working for a living. I really like building creatively designed furniture. I've always lived in relatively small homes, and as a result, I have a focus on functional pieces that allow space to be used as effectively as possible. I spend a lot of time considering different kinds of woods to take advantage of various colors, contrasts and grains. I like to use at least 2 different kinds of wood, at minimum, in each project.
My first real project was a bed that was designed by myself. My grandfather and I had been talking about building it for years. Finally, gramps and I got the opportunity to build it together during Christmas of 2010. At the end of the project I made a commitment to make all of the furniture in my house myself... or to purchase / collect from other woodworkers that I appreciate. So far, I have 4 pieces from a single friend, one piece from David W. Scott, and 2 that I have made myself.
-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA
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I’ve been meaning to get started on making a bed for the master bedroom. My goal is to build a long headboard out of Wenge with some sap wood that I will straighten and flip the natural edges to the center and mount it on the wall. I finally...