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  • Rocking Horse by Bill Brun

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    ROCKING HORSE Bill Brun Longwood, Fl Materials: Red oak; wool yarn for the mane and tail; soft leather for the ears. Finish: Miniwax Red Oak oil based stain; four coats of Minwax Polyurethane Semi-Gloss rubbed with 0000 steel wool. “A business associate...
  • Wood Pie Safe by Ed Koenig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    WOOD PIE SAFE Ed Koenig Cherry, walnut, osage orange, purpleheart, Brazilian satinwood, bloodwood, mahogany, lacewood, sassafras, basswood, zebrawood, boiled linseed oil, turpentine and beeswax. “I am strictly a self-taught amateur woodworker, but...
  • French Country Table by Tim Raml

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, March 14, 2009
    FRENCH COUNTRY TABLE 30”T x 41"W x 62” – 84”L Walnut, boiled linseed oil, wipe-on poly. Tim Raml Baltic, SD “This table was the first time I used rough lumber for a project. It saved me money, but was a lot of work for...
  • Curio Cabinet by Art Sudak

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    CURIO CABINET Art Sudak Poplar, curly maple, 5/4 purple heart, 1/4" maple plywood, wipe on oil & urethane mix. “My curio cabinet was one of my first attempts at custom furniture. I have been in the construction trades since 1978 and have...
  • Oak Entertainment Center by Tim Raml

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 2, 2009
    Red oak solid and plywood, aniline dyes and polyurethane. Tim Raml Baltic, SD “The doors for the entertainment center are mortise and tenoned with square pegs. I don't have the expensive router bits to make the cope and stick joint. I used pocket...
  • Blanket Chest by Fabian Little

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 3, 2009
    BLANKET CHEST Fabian Little Walnut and oak (cut by a local sawyer), orange shellac, poly urethane and paste wax. “I built the blanket chest for my wife. I used frame and panel construction. I cut the raised panels on the table saw (just my preference...
  • Display Cabinet by Ron Spears

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 13, 2009
    DISPLAY CABINET Ron Spears 60”T x 24”W x 12”D Walnut, ash, boiled lindseed oil. “All the solid wood comes form a local mill. I cut the wood into strips with beveled edges then biscuit joined them together to create the arch. The...
  • Lingerie Chest by Mike Rosenberg

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 5, 2009
    LINGERIE CHEST Mike Rosenberg, Tecumseh, Michigan Red oak, poplar, plain sliced red oak plywood, Polyshades Bombay Mahogany “The piece is one of a five-piece bedroom set I built for my wife. The canted corners were made by ripping the plywood and...
  • Shaker Cabinet by George Bradley

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 2, 2009
    SHAKER CABINET by George Bradley. Red oak solid and plywood with a lacquer finish. “I've always been fascinated with the Shaker and mission cabinet styles. The face frame and doors are tongue and groove. The spice drawers are dovetailed in solid...
  • Shaker Boxes by John Pickrell

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 12, 2009
    SHAKER BOXES John Pickrell Boise, Idaho Cherry sides and bottoms with lacewood tops.
  • Torpedo Levels by John Pickrell

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 12, 2009
    TORPEDO LEVELS John Pickrell Boise, Idaho One level is made with zebrawood and bloodwood, the other from bloodwood and fir.
  • "Changing" Table by Cliff Reid

    by American Woodworker Editors     Saturday, March 7, 2009
    “CHANGING” TABLE Cliff Reid Louisville, KY Solid walnut, poplar, shellac and gel varnish. “I made this chest for my daughter to celebrate the birth of her first child, Sam. She asked for something to use as a changing table and to hold...
  • Charger Cabinet by Bill Kurtz

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 6, 2009
    CHARGER CABINET Bill Kurtz Pine, tung oil “The cabinet houses power strips with surge protectors to charge all our hand held electronic gear. The legs and base are joined with mortise and tenon joints. The cabinet is joined with rabbets and dadoes...
  • Dogwood Hutch by Powell

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 9, 2009
    DOGWOOD HUTCH *** Powell Corvallis, OR Pacific dogwood (Cornus nutallii); locally harvested and air dried, beveled glass, shellac and wipe-on poly. “The dogwood boards were narrow so I had to edge glue seven pieces for the sides. Most of the corners...
  • Music Bench by Curtiss C. Bohall

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 8, 2009
    MUSIC BENCH Curtiss C. Bohall 11 7/8" T x 15"D x 22"L Cherry, brass “My wife needed a bench for her new keyboard. It had to have wheels with a top that was easily removed. The box fits nicely under the keyboard, and rolls out when...