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Furniture Projects

100 Year old barnboard shelf
Sometimes the story is more interesting than the project: A memento for a friend, from a piece of their family barn
Easy Build Mission Bench
Designed as a match for my mission side table, this project is easy to build, but still has the classy lines of Mission Furniture.
A Cabriole Leg Cat Bed !?!?
The legs were a gift and it took me ten years to come up with a project for them.

Walking Desk
A desk designed to fit around a treadmill, so you can walk while you work
Easy-Build Jewelry Cabinet
Build this in a weekend. Simple construction techniques, versatile results
Tall Mission Dresser
Making a matching piece for the Mission Nightstand

Mission Nightstand with a twist
Keeping the design as elegant as possible, while making the build process as simple as possible
Exotic Red Nightstand
Maple and African Padauk come together in this shaker-styled bedside cabinet. Yes, the colour is all-natural!
Easy Build Mission Side Table
Hall Table, Entry Table... Call it what you like; it's got classy mission styling!

Writing Desk in a Weekend
Quick, Simple,and Elegant -- A Shaker Style writing desk designed and built in just a few days. No one needs to know you used plywood to speed things up!
Harvest Table (Part 3)
Finishing up (literally) my solid Ash Harvest table.
Harvest Table (Part 2)
Continuing with building my new solid ash table.

Harvest Table (Part 1)
Building a solid Ash Hardwood dining table in a modified Harvest Table style.
Office Side Table
Building a long and narrow table for an office. I'm keeping this one quick and simple!
Craft Tabletop Build
On the design and building of a top for a craft table -- mostly about working through different design challenges.

Fixing a Broken Chair Spindle
Quick Fix to repair a broken spindle in the back of a chair
TV Gear Cabinet
A solid pine cabinet designed to hold all your home entertainment gear.
Picture Frames Build
Building the picture frames designed in 'Frame Design'

Easy End Table
Designed to be easy for the beginner to make a great looking table.
Designing Picture Frames
Using Sketchup in designing some picture frames.
Desk Divider
A photo essay of how I made a translucent office desk divider panel.

Shaker-style Stepstool
A modern interpretation of a classic piece of furniture.
Bookshelf Bench
A low shelf, designed to fit at the foot of a bed. Stylish and strong, made of solid Black Cherry.
Shaker Style Bed
Classic clean shaker lines, in reclaimed lumber.

A Recycled Mirror
A recycled mirror, a large space, a small bit of wood, and some ingenuity...
Double Decker Nightstand
A unique design implemented in Padauk and Maple.
Oak Stool
A simple yet stylish skill building project. Build one in a weekend, or maybe 2 or 3...

Fishtank Cabinet
Strong and beautiful, providing loads of storage, and a little secret spot around back to hide ugly cord tangles.
Small Oak Bookcase
The classic look of Red Oak, with many Mission-inspired details
Stickley Display Stand
Inspired by an original Gustav Stickley design, reinterpretated in reclaimed pine, using simple modern construction methods.

Stretched Octagon Table
Adventures in finishing a table featuring a piece of mysterious Tanzanian wood.
Pine End Table
A simple yet stylish project, designed with the beginner in mind.
Tall Dresser
A simple design, with custom touches, for my son.

Desktop Organizer
Spalted maple brings this piece alive!
Dollhouse Bookcase
European Style and hidden compartments makes this much more than just another Dollhouse bookcase.
Compact Corner Desk
Fit a small computer desk into a tight corner.

Two Seat Bench
This solid cherry bench is my interpretation of a garden bench crossed with a deacon's bench.
Quick Toybox
When it absolutely positively needs to be done now.
 

Older Projects...

Picture Frames
Maple and Oak frame a treasured piece.

Trivets
Quick and simple on the tablesaw.

Beach Chairs
Interlocking pieces nestle together, in contrasting maple and cherry.

TV Stand

Mission Love Seat
The wood is cherry, the heart is Mission.

Simple Kitchen Table

Shaker-style Jam Cupboard in pine.

Snowflake Ornaments

Toy/Blanket chest in Maple and Cherry.
Simple plywood construction, but dressed up with hardwood.

Quilt Hanger

Small 5-board footstool
Just wood and glue, no metal fasteners.

Small shaker-style pine table An exercise in handtool techniques, including Mortise and Tenon joints.

Cherry knicknack tray.

Small cherry bookcase

Oak Stereo cabinet