What’s New In and Out of The Shop – 3 year update

I just don’t seem to have time to write blog posts or at least I’m not willing to find the time.  My last post was almost 3 years ago! I had a prospective customer visit the shop this summer and … Continue reading

Extra Long Extension Table

I recently completed this custom made extra long solid cherry extension table. I’ve been making extension tables for over 30 years but this one was far longer than any I’d ever made. With a table of this length my concern … Continue reading

Custom storage bench in curly maple

While searching through photos of custom furniture I’ve made in the last few years I came across some photos of a custom storage bench made from curly maple that I had completely forgotten about having made.  How could I have … Continue reading

Handmade 9 drawer cherry dresser

  I just completed this custom designed and  9 drawer handmade cherry dresser.  This solid cherry dresser features post and panel construction, mortise and tenon joints pinned with walnut pegs, hand-fitted dovetailed drawers with solid white ash drawers sides, back and … Continue reading

Pencil post night table

I design this cherry pencil post night table at the request of a customer who wanted cherry night tables with legs like the posts of the cherry pencil post bed she purchased from me.  The table would have been simple … Continue reading

Designing furniture with 3D CAD

I have been drawing furniture with 2 dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs for many years and have always found 3D programs (where you draw the piece and rotate it to view it from any angle) intriguing. However, only in … Continue reading

Stand-up Desk

This stand-up desk is based on my standard Shaker writing desk but was custom designed for a customer. For added rigidity I opted to keep the legs straight rather than have them taper and also added the lower stretchers. The … Continue reading