Projects


Nine Drawer Chest

This nine drawer chest features eight shallow drawers, perfect for organizing collections of small items. The ninth drawer at the bottom is deeper to allow for storage of larger items. The cabinet carcass is birch plywood, the drawer fronts are cherry, and the trim and miscellaneous components are hard maple. […]


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 […]