• 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 […]

  • Metal / Wood Plaque Joint Project

    Every since my buddy Al put a Langmuir Crossfire Pro CNC plasma cutter in his shop, we’ve talked about doing a joint metal / wood project. A wonderful reunion of three couples, all lifelong friends, finally presented the perfect opportunity to make commemorative plaques a joint project. Starting in Al’s shop, we cut out mountain […]

  • Representation of Jesus’s Empty Tomb

    Linda and I designed and built a representation of Jesus’s Empty Tomb for the Face to Face with the Easter Story program at the Dexter United Methodist Church, presented on March 27th, 2021 and attended by over 350 people. After designing a 3D representation that could be folded flat for easy storage, we headed to […]

  • Kyle’s Platform Bed

    In his new home, Kyle has a bedroom that will support a California King bed, with a mattress that is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. We designed a custom “floating” platform 80 inches wide and almost eight feet long. The headboard alone is 27 inches tall and 74 inches wide. Our material choice […]

  • Rob’s Desk Lamp

    I recently rearranged my digital piano setup to include a computer monitor instead of a paper music stand. (I detest trying to turn pages while I’m playing.) This move left a very nice black 24″ LED piano light unemployed. With a bit of design work in SketchUp and a few leftover pieces of white ash, […]

  • Cherry Box Restoration

    An old cherry box, one of many made by my dad, Bill Mahan, back in the day. Still solid, time had taken it’s toll, warping the box and lid so they no longer lined up or closed. After some jointer and table saw work and quite a bit of sanding, the sides of the box […]

  • 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 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

    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 […]

  • Garage Storage Units

    This project consists of four separate shelving / storage units for the back wall of the garage. The two base units are identical, while the left upper unit features slatwall storage, mostly for sports equipment, and the right upper unit features adjustable shelving. Each unit is made from 1/2 and 3/4 S1S AC plywood, with […]