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3 – Panel work

Walnut sliders getting edged

A few things at a time here: background has Maple veneers for a Tv home, there will be a panel sliding on Eku Swiss hardware over the screen. On the saw, double-thickness (twice 1/2″) shelves in Cherry and Maple, and an open catalogue, which hints that the hardware is on backorder, so some cutting decisions have […]

2 – Base unit slab


Skipping ahead a little, working on the base slab and Maple solids so they will have time to move and cup and warp while the cabinet work continues. The slab will get worked on once a week for the next 3 weeks, hopefully it’ll stabilize enough by then for the final cutting. The slab is 9/4 […]

1 – Start at the beginning

B&L base

Luckily and thankfully, a new wall is underway. And hopefully it’ll be tracked here, with a new pic taken at 2 o’clock most days. Showing the progress of a large project, and allowing my most-fantabulous clients (yes, that’s seriously said) to keep an eye on my work days. The construction for this starts with the […]

Meta log


Coming up shortly: a pair of boardroom tables, for a university biology dept, in Metasequoia of all things. Soft, yielding, and gorgeous colour. The ‘yielding’ isn’t just poetic license, it means the wood is difficult to clamp into wider sections, the pressure of the clamps doesn’t seem to reach the glue joint as effectively as for […]

Slab top table

Claro top coffee table

This is included here as a reminder to me: how is it that such a simple thing requires so many steps? The idea was to build the simplest 3 legged base, without detailed joinery, and without having the slab nearby – so  mortising the legs directly into the slab wouldn’t do….. 2″ live-sawn Claro Walnut […]


Banquette drawer

This banquette is shown on account of the semi-exploded view, showing the number of parts often found in a simple looking piece. In this case, the banquette has a live-sawn Walnut top, wormy Maple for the carcass, and 2 drawers within, running length-wise, for table linens, etc.    

Modern Shojis

Shojis, backlit

1st three photos: These doors are hinged, not sliding shoji screens, some of a series, in different rooms within a house. Curly soft Maple, Lucite (thence Modern), with antique Eastlake hinges supplied by the client. Livos oil finish, imbedded magnets as closers. Installed as closet doors, 10 feet high, they can be dis-assembled to replace […]

Shop – Knife Racks


        Low profile knife racks, designed for attaching to Trashy, but suitable for other flat surfaces. Baltic Birch with Walnut or other solids. Most are 30 cm (12″) high, and from 30 to 40 cm (12″ – 16″) long. Divided, or not…. Price: $100 – $150