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Canada Lily Marquetry Bookcase

Posted by on Jan 14th, 2017 in Cabinets, Current Work, Featured, Marquetry, News | Comments Off on Canada Lily Marquetry Bookcase

Canada Lily Marquetry Bookcase

  Size: 72″ high by 36″ wide by 16″ deep Materials: Wenge, Makore, various marquetry woods, and Mother of Pearl Description: This bookcase features marquetry of yellow Canada Lilies on a curly Makore background framed in solid Wenge.  There is also a Mother of Pearl dragonfly inlayed on one side panel.  The shelves are adjustable. This bookcase was designed to match another cabinet I built for the same client years ago with all the same design details, here’s a link to the Canada Lily Cabinet page....

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MakerCast Podcast Interview

Posted by on Nov 27th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on MakerCast Podcast Interview

MakerCast Podcast Interview

Jon Berard of MakerCast interviewed me last week for an episode of his podcast that was just posted a few days ago.  We discussed a wide variety of topics from early school memories to how I became a maker of fine furniture.  Have a listen and let me know what you think.  It was a pleasure talking with Jon and he’s interviewed a wide variety of other makers so while you’re there listen to a few other...

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Grand Prize-Craftsman’s Challenge 2016

Posted by on Aug 27th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Grand Prize-Craftsman’s Challenge 2016

Grand Prize-Craftsman’s Challenge 2016

My Automaton Table has won the Grand Prize in the 2016 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge.  You can see more photos and the video of this piece on the Automaton Table...

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Stickley Inspired Table with Silver and Copper Inlay

Posted by on Aug 13th, 2016 in Current Work, Featured, News, Tables | Comments Off on Stickley Inspired Table with Silver and Copper Inlay

Stickley Inspired Table with Silver and Copper Inlay

  Size: 30″ high by 33″ wide by 14″ deep Materials: Curly Claro Walnut, Maple Burl, Walnut, Sterling Silver, and Copper Description: This piece of furniture has a number of firsts for me, it’s the first Stickley inspired piece I have built and it is the first time I have done a serious amount of metal inlay. The table has a combination of Sterling Silver and Copper inlays on the top and front in the form of line inlay and a series of diamond shaped and square medallions.  The table is built from one very nice...

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Macassar Ebony Box

Posted by on Jul 20th, 2016 in Cabinets, Current Work, News | Comments Off on Macassar Ebony Box

Macassar Ebony Box

Size: 3.5″ high by 16″ wide by 14″ deep Materials: Macassar Ebony, Mother of Pearl, Calfskin, and Stainless Steel Description: An elegant Macassar Ebony box with delicate inlays of Mother of Pearl, made from Ebony veneer resawn from a single small board. The hinges are polished Stainless Steel, as are the screws holding them in place. The interior is lined with soft black Calfskin. The finish is polyester that has been highly polished....

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Abalone, Ebony and Carpathian Elm Wastebaskets

Posted by on Jun 26th, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Abalone, Ebony and Carpathian Elm Wastebaskets

Abalone, Ebony and Carpathian Elm Wastebaskets

I recently completed a set of wastebaskets to match the Abalone, Ammolite and Elm Burl desk and chair set from a few months ago (which I’ll post some images of soon).  The wastebaskets are made with panels of Carpathian Elm Burl bordered by a line of Ebony, a line of Abalone then an area of Macassar Ebony crossbanding and another line of Abalone.  They then have a base and top rim of Gaboon Ebony.  They turned out quite nice and should match the desk and chair very...

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Automaton Mechanical Table

Posted by on Sep 28th, 2015 in Current Work, Featured, News, Tables | Comments Off on Automaton Mechanical Table

Automaton Mechanical Table

Size: 20″ wide by 20″ deep by 34″ high Materials: Pau Ferro, Maple Burl, Ebony, Maple, Stainless Steel, and various marquetry woods Description: My latest work exploring mechanical furniture and hidden compartments is some of the most expensive furniture I build due to the highly complex design and fabrication process. Depending on the complexity of the internal mechanisms and the variety of hidden details incorporated into the design the cost can easily exceed $35,000 for one of these highly unique pieces. This Art Deco Table is a mechanical...

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Puzzle Board Progress

Posted by on Jul 5th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Puzzle Board Progress

Puzzle Board Progress

This is a quick progress video for a circular spinning puzzle project that is part of a much larger more complex piece of furniture. In the end the puzzle board will come out of the other piece and be available to be played with separately. It has taken quite a bit of effort in design and fabrication to get this piece working properly. It’s still only roughly assembled at this point and will be coming apart to go out for finishing soon. The final pattern in the top is of Louis...

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Fine Woodworking Podcast Interview

Posted by on Jul 5th, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Fine Woodworking Podcast Interview

Fine Woodworking Podcast Interview

Tom Mckenna, the editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine, recently stopped by the shop to record a short interview for the Fine Woodworking Podcast ‘Shop Talk Live’ episode 88.  We talked about a variety of things woodworking related for about 15 minutes.  Take a listen and if you’re not a subscriber to the podcast here’s a chance to become one....

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Art Deco Puzzle Cabinet

Posted by on Mar 18th, 2015 in Cabinets, Current Work, Featured, News | Comments Off on Art Deco Puzzle Cabinet

Art Deco Puzzle Cabinet

Size: 42″ wide by 18″ deep by 34″ high Materials: Etimoe, Amboyna Burl, Curly Sycamore, Maple Burl, Ebony, and various marquetry woods Description: This Art Deco cabinet was designed for a puzzle collector and incorporates several puzzles and hidden details in the construction, it is the second in a growing series of mechanical furniture pieces I have built.  There is a 25 piece sliding tile puzzle with a marquetry picture of two birds on some flowering branches in the top.  It is hidden by a sliding cover opened with a...

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