The client called and inquired about the possibility of repairing a desk that had been damaged and I asked her to send some pictures. The photographs I received showed a lower frame of a desk with the front rail and one leg detached from the balance of the frame. There was also some evidence of damage to the veneers on the desk, but all … Read More Petite Desk Repair & Restoration
This demilune table draws its inspiration from the Federal period with the delicate inlay and stringing on the legs and the shell paterae. Beautiful walnut crotch veneer radiates out from the center with the pattern continuing onto the front apron. Genuine Gabon ebony borders the top and the apron. Displayed at The 20th annual New England Fine Furnishings Show in Pawtucket, RI, this piece … Read More Federal Inspired Demilune Table
This solid cherry bookcase is set for delivery to its new home tomorrow. Designed as a companion piece to a desk recently completed for the same client (Cherry Desk) it is just about 6 feet tall, 32″ in width and a foot deep. The book-case features columns that flare at both the top and bottom and a full round over on the outer … Read More Custom Cherry Bookcase
I enjoy working with a variety of woods both domestic and exotic timbers and it is always a joy to see the natural beauty of the wood come alive as we prepare and finish the surfaces. There are many woods that are known for beauty they exhibit when finished including the curly maple that I showed in a recent posting of a students work … Read More The warmth of cherry
Over the last few weeks I have had a student coming into the shop from time to time working patiently on his first significant furniture piece. Jim is an accomplished pianist (http://jimrobbinspiano.com/) and has always had a strong interest in woodworking and as his music and writing will attest to, a very strong creative side.