Category: SketchUp

  • New Jewelry Set in Stone Space

    New Jewelry Set in Stone Space

    Stephen and Katie have acquired a beautiful new space for their custom jewelry business, Jewelry Set in Stone, located on the second floor of the historic Clocktower Building in Chelsea, Michigan. Once they had access to this bright, light-filled space, Stephen asked me to help him decide on some decorating and arrangement decisions. The best […]

  • Nevis’s Murphy Desk

    Nevis’s Murphy Desk

    Nevis, one of our young neighborhood friends, asked me if I would help him build a Murphy Desk to hang on the wall in his room. Of course, I said yes immediately. Doing joint projects in the workshop is one of my favorite things to do, and passing along a bit of passion and knowledge […]

  • Terri & Jeff’s Dining Room Table

    Terri & Jeff’s Dining Room Table

    This project is a custom dining room pedestal table for Terri and Jeff. One end of this bar top height table will attach to an existing kitchen island, while the main weight of the table will be supported by an eight inch, eight-sided center column with three legs and ball feet. Constructed from white ash, […]

  • Linda’s Sewing Cabinet

    Linda’s Sewing Cabinet

    Linda’s kind patience in allowing me to slip several projects for other folks in front of her sewing cabinet finally paid off. Made of birch plywood and maple trim, with a sewing machine lift and eight storage drawers, the sewing cabinet was immediately pressed into service making face masks for family, friends and local healthcare […]

  • Linda’s Cutting Table

    Linda’s Cutting Table

    A long time in the dreaming and designing stages, Linda’s 40 x 60 cutting table has finally made it into her sewing room. Made from birch plywood and maple, this cutting table also features room for sixteen 11 x 11 x 11 cloth storage boxes, four vertical storage areas and four locking dual wheel casters […]

  • Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    My home office isn’t “exactly” cluttered, and I recently rearranged it to let a lot more natural light in. So, in keeping with the improvements theme, I tackled a build that’s been in the Future Projects folder for quite awhile. Four bookcase units will be ganged together in the closet to replace the commercial wire […]

  • Frame for a Live Oak Metal Sculpture

    Frame for a Live Oak Metal Sculpture

    We found Dallas Galbraith, metal sculptor from Indiana, at the Ann Arbor Art Fair again this year. His work has always appealed to me, and I found a perfect piece to complement the colors and wood tones in our guest bathroom. At the inception of Marietta Wood Works many years ago in Georgia, I incorporated […]

  • Stefanie’s Sacred Heart Display Case

    Stefanie’s Sacred Heart Display Case

    Based on a sacred heart pendant and unique display case she saw in Italy, my friend Stefanie asked me if I would consider making her a similar display case. After looking at a photograph of the display case she saw, I said, “Sure, that looks like a fun and interesting challenge!” Stefanie ordered a sacred […]

  • Linda’s Drop Front Desk

    Linda’s Drop Front Desk

    Inspired by a design in Woodsmith magazine, this drop front desk will fit nicely into Linda’s office, which does double duty as our guest room. With the desk closed, the Murphy bed will have plenty of room to open without having to rearrange the furniture, as we have to do now. This desk will have […]

  • Two Storage Benches

    Two Storage Benches

    These two storage benches were designed around the Drona fabric-covered storage bins from IKEA. Each bench will hold six bins for a total of almost eighteen cubic feet of storage capacity. These benches are about seven feet long, and are made from birch plywood and hard maple. My niece will paint them a soft white […]