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Boston Queen Anne Highboy (Lower Case)


Primary Wood: Curly Maple
Secondary Wood: Eastern White Pine
Construction: Case is built with mortise and tenon and slot dovetail joints. 4 Cabriole legs with pad feet. 4 Drawers all made with hand cut dovetails and solid Curly maple drawer fronts and Eastern White Pine sides, backs, and bottoms. Center drawer has a hand carved fan which was very challenging because of the dense curly wood. Drawer runners are mortise and tenoned to the front dividers and also the solid Pine back. 2 turned acorn drops attached to the front apron with round tenons.

Federal Style Coffee Table















































































Federal Coffee Table Part 3

Federal Coffee Table Part 3




































































































































































Feferal coffee table part 2




Tiger maple sand shaded fan made to inlay on table top







































































Mahogany tapered legs Holly stringing, grapevine, and bellflower inlay, laurel cross-banding, Tiger Maple and black dyed Sycamore elipse fans.




Federal Style Coffee Table

This is a project I just drafted up for a customer. The customer allowed me to make any style coffee table as long as it is 24'' by 48''. I was thrilled to be able to design a project exactly the way I want. This table will be solid Mahogany with Tiger Maple drawer fronts. Table will have 3 drawers that pull out on the front and 3 that pull out on back. Most tables have false drawers on back or none but I thought this would be a nice addition to the table. 4 Mahogany tapered legs will have fan ellipses, stringing, and cross-banding inlay on them.

6 Drawer Painted Dresser

6 Drawer Painted Dresser

Made from solid Poplar and Yellow Birch. secondary woods are Eastern White Pine, White Ash, Yellow Birch, and Hard Maple (All leftover lumber from previous projects). Sides are frame and panels. Top is solid Poplar with a thumb moulding shaped into front and sides of top. Dividers are joined to sides with twin tenons and joined to center partition with dadoes. Base has an ogee moulding applied with bracket feet. Entire piece will be painted black at the customer's request.

Applewood lumber




Applewood

     The woodmizer has bandsawn the logs into 6/4 thick flitches. The ends have been coated with latex paint to prevent checking. The flitches are stacked flat with sticks between each piece allowing them to dry evenly. This process can take up to a year to get furniture grade lumber that is dry enough to use. A quicker way to dry the wood is to find a mill that has a kiln but with this amount of wood they may not find it worth their time. I would rather save the money and dry it myself.

Applewood Bowls


This is the first thing I have been able to do with some of the Apple tree I just cut up. 































































































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The "Woodmizer"

Today I spent the day with my buddy Harrold at his sawmill in Essex MA. We turned an apple tree into beautiful planks of wood. The tree came down during hurricane Irene a few months back and had grown at my grandparent's yard as long as I can remember and I could not even think about burning it. Now that the wood is cut I will air dry it for several months before it is able to use for furniture. I have not decided what to make with it nor have I ever worked with apple wood before but I am very happy I was able to keep this tree around for many more years and cant wait to make a beautiful piece with it.
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