Furniture


Ladders

Ladders


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

They say that the best thing to do when you fall off a horse is to get back on one. In that spirit, and because I somehow need to get up to my mezzanines, I built a pair of ladders that will not do what the aluminum extension ladder that I'd been using for 12 years did, namely, evaporate from underneath me as I made the transition from ladder to deck. After googling wood ladders I was surprised to find that many fire departments...

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White Pine Shelves

White Pine Shelves


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

Well, I should catch up a bit. The white shelves; Mara had to do most of the work, but I did provide a running commentary. Many thanks to Mara, Marilyn, and Andrew Immer of More Than A Carpenter (FB link here). For pine shelves this job came out rather well, and the time spent milling 1-½ yellow pine down to 1-1/8 sure makes it look a step above the typical ¾ inch thickness. During installation we almost got away with...

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Painted Shelves

Painted Shelves


Posted By on Jan 12, 2013

Here is another CustomMade project, thankfully this one is local and it's not swamped from a Christmas rush so I don't have to deal with missing mail orders, parts deliveries to the wrong address and an ever escalating deadline, not to mention the shipping fees. I gave the customer different options, from veneer core white oak ply and solids to painted 'clear and better' pine. This is to be painted pine. Two variants...

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CustomMade.com

CustomMade.com


Posted By on Dec 3, 2012

I thought I'd try out CustomMade, so far no luck, but it certainly has helped in brushing up my bids. And I'm slowly putting up bits of my portfolio on their site.   This is odd looking device is a drip coffee holder, the cones fit on top and the cups below and here it uses a commercial drip tray, aluminum, stainless, and sipo.     Below, a rough sketch for a 5' X 5' painted table that I decided not...

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This design is about as simple as it gets, but I think the proportions came out very well. Something most people don't consider is that once a table is surrounded by an army of chairs any fancy legwork, pedestals, stretchers, etc are often hidden, but don't let that stop you!   This was my first experience with Sipo, (Entandrophragma utile), a mahogany look alike and it behaves like a good quality African Mahogany with...

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Birdseye

Birdseye


Posted By on Nov 11, 2012

This little table, "Reta's Oval", turned out to be not so diminutive in terms of construction. It's been a while since I've done any curved work, and it was on a project where time and money were not the objective, still, it's surprising to have to re-learn what you've known. Here's a couple of photos of some of the jigs and fixtures used to make the table. The X-Y axis oval cutting device didn't...

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