The cool thing about most of this unusual furniture is that people (and kids) would actually use it--as furniture.
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It's been awhile since I've been able to do any woodworking due to a shoulder injury and resulting surgery. This past weekend I decided it was time to give it a try. Without too much discomfort, I made this small simple cherry table for my girlfriend. There's a pretty big difference in color between the legs and the rest of the table. The leg stock was milled 30+ years ago and the rest was milled about 2 years ago. Finished with BLO and lacquer.
My five year old daughter is my shop buddy. She's the only one of the four kids that likes to spend time out there, and helps out with sweeping, playing in piles of plane shavings, and generally making me smile. Yesterday afternoon, I turned around and she was giving a good, long stare to my L-N block plane. I asked her if she wanted to hold it, and she jumped on that. I vised-up a small piece of maple, showed her how to hold the plane in her small hands, and away she went. She was making some nice little white curlies, smiling the entire time. It was an awesome time!!
I have always loved the spaces created between the trees in a forest. I was inspired by the positive and negative shapes and the play of light against dark.
Made entirely from solid beech, the Jigsaw Puzzle Table consists of individual jigsaw shaped pieces that fit together to create a unique occasional table.
Available in two sizes, they are great fun to put together. The table can be used individually as a side table, or combined with other units to create larger tables. Standard size side table has twelve pieces. Coffee table size has twenty pieces.
This is my first bed and I found making a bed to be one of the more challenging projects.This is all made from the same tree except for the figured panels. The bed is a king size 80" x 78". I still need to make the bed bolt covers. I will be turning them on the lathe. The finish is BLO with a varnish (Waterlox) top coat.
"After about 3 months of weekend laboring my humidor is finally done. It's cooled with 2 peltier units and so far just humming along. Humidity is already there, temp is still pulling down, only a few more degrees and I finally have a safe place for my cigar collection. Wood is zebra wood veneer on the outside, everything on the inside is Spanish cedar, face frame and doors are cherry."