Projects


Binocular Shelf

With our bird feeders out the back door, and the neighbor’s hay field beyond, there is a lot of wildlife to see. We kept our binoculars handy, sitting on the window ledge until Linda came up with the idea for a small shelf mounted in a perfect spot next to […]


Lumber Rack

My dad’s words “Build it sturdy!” led me to run my seven 2×4 uprights to pressure treated sleepers on the floor. My barn was built with advanced framing techniques, so the wall studs are 2x6s on 24 inch centers, covered with 5/8 inch OSB. I used short brackets to reduce […]


Walnut Shaving Holder

Eschewing modern multi-blade throwaway razors and shaving foam from an aerosol can for an old-fashioned single-edge safety razor and badger hair shaving brush, my shaving habits now conjure memories of watching my dad shave when I was a kid. A German Merkur razor and Escali shaving brush called for a […]


Drop Leaf Dining Table

The general size, shape, and placement of this dining table was planned along with the design of our house. The wall it sits against was reserved for a narrow table that could be pulled out and set up to sit six to eight people. Made of white ash, like many […]


Murphy Bed

The old concept of a Murphy Bed always made sense, allowing more efficient use of the space in a room. We decided that our guest room, also used part time as an office, would be a perfect place for our own Murphy Bed. With a queen size hardware kit and […]


Hello World!

Welcome to the online home of Marietta Wood Works. Far from the original home in Marietta, Georgia, the name of my woodworking shop persists, with many fond memories … and many exciting projects to come. Sawdust is still one of the main products of Marietta Wood Works, along with custom […]