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Furniture Projects

Refinish Antique Pedestal Table
This table was rescued from the trash. It is solid Quartersawn White Oak, with tons of ray fleck. It was way too pretty to be trashed, but it was in dire need of refinishing.
Cantilever Leg Desk
Simple Modern Desk. Suitable also as a Craft or Sewing desk. Features cantilevered legs for plenty of leg room
Multi-Level Plant Stand (or Cat Tree?)
Tall and airy with five levels. Places for five plants, though you may call it a cat tree!

Entry Bench
A wide and comfortable Walnut bench, using simple construction techniques
Coffee Table
A solid Cherry coffee table, with thick legs, two shelves, and a subtly curved top. Yes, strong enough to sit on!
Zig-Zag Shelf
A Display Shelf built to look kind of like a haphazard stack of boxes

Bed From Construction Lumber
A simple bed, built primarily from 2x construction lumber from the home centre, assembled with Bed Bolts for easy future disassembly and moving.
Swing Arm Lamp
A wall mounted lamp, featuring a hidden cord channel inside the lamp
Laptop Stand
When using a laptop at a desk, a laptop stand really helps with the viewing and other ergonomics. Here's my simple design.

File Cabinet Organizer Boxes
I don't file much paper, so some sliding tray boxes make the filecabinet more useful
Sit-Stand Desk with Wings
Making a gorgeous Walnut desktop for a motorized sit-stand frame, but with pull-out 'Wings'
Floating Walnut Shelves
I set out to build some simple triangular shelves, but a spectacular piece of Walnut made it extra special.

Mission End Tables
One Nests under the other! Keep the smaller hidden away until you need it.
1950s Nesting Tables
Inspired by a 65 year old table built by my father, I built a larger matching one to make a set
Printer Stand
Turning a reclaimed scrap table top into a unique double decker printer stand for the home office.

Monitor Stand
A routed recess, pencil groove, are two unique features
Shaker Inspired Stepstool
A solid time-tested design, with clean lines and contrasting wood
Electric Sofa Table
Adding power to an elegant console table makes it even more useful

Installing Bed Bolts
Removing old bent bed frame hardware and replacing with Bed Bolts for a much better connection
Framing The Splatter
Saving something from the trash and framing it for the wall
Mobile Cafe Cart
A challenging massive half-lap joint was the trickiest part of this fun project

Spaceman Spiff Picture Frame
A Retro-Modern Curved frame using some wood with wild grain
100 Year old barnboard shelf
Sometimes the story is more interesting than the project: A memento for a friend, from a piece of their family barn
Easy Build Mission Bench
Designed as a match for my mission side table, this project is easy to build, but still has the classy lines of Mission Furniture.

A Cabriole Leg Cat Bed !?!?
The legs were a gift and it took me ten years to come up with a project for them.
Walking Desk
A desk designed to fit around a treadmill, so you can walk while you work
Easy-Build Jewelry Cabinet
Build this in a weekend. Simple construction techniques, versatile results

Tall Mission Dresser
Making a matching piece for the Mission Nightstand
Mission Nightstand with a twist
Keeping the design as elegant as possible, while making the build process as simple as possible
Exotic Red Nightstand
Maple and African Padauk come together in this shaker-styled bedside cabinet. Yes, the colour is all-natural!

Easy Build Mission Side Table
Hall Table, Entry Table... Call it what you like; it's got classy mission styling!
Writing Desk in a Weekend
Quick, Simple,and Elegant -- A Shaker Style writing desk designed and built in just a few days. No one needs to know you used plywood to speed things up!
Harvest Table (Part 3)
Finishing up (literally) my solid Ash Harvest table.

Harvest Table (Part 2)
Continuing with building my new solid ash table.
Harvest Table (Part 1)
Building a solid Ash Hardwood dining table in a modified Harvest Table style.
Office Side Table
Building a long and narrow table for an office. I'm keeping this one quick and simple!

Craft Tabletop Build
On the design and building of a top for a craft table -- mostly about working through different design challenges.
Fixing a Broken Chair Spindle
Quick Fix to repair a broken spindle in the back of a chair
TV Gear Cabinet
A solid pine cabinet designed to hold all your home entertainment gear.

Picture Frames Build
Building the picture frames designed in 'Frame Design'
Easy End Table
Designed to be easy for the beginner to make a great looking table.
Designing Picture Frames
Using Sketchup in designing some picture frames.

Desk Divider
A photo essay of how I made a translucent office desk divider panel.
Shaker-style Stepstool
A modern interpretation of a classic piece of furniture.
Bookshelf Bench
A low shelf, designed to fit at the foot of a bed. Stylish and strong, made of solid Black Cherry.

Shaker Style Bed
Classic clean shaker lines, in reclaimed lumber.
A Recycled Mirror
A recycled mirror, a large space, a small bit of wood, and some ingenuity...
Double Decker Nightstand
A unique design implemented in Padauk and Maple.

Oak Stool
A simple yet stylish skill building project. Build one in a weekend, or maybe 2 or 3...
Fishtank Cabinet
Strong and beautiful, providing loads of storage, and a little secret spot around back to hide ugly cord tangles.
Small Oak Bookcase
The classic look of Red Oak, with many Mission-inspired details

Stickley Display Stand
Inspired by an original Gustav Stickley design, reinterpretated in reclaimed pine, using simple modern construction methods.
Stretched Octagon Table
Adventures in finishing a table featuring a piece of mysterious Tanzanian wood.
Pine End Table
A simple yet stylish project, designed with the beginner in mind.

Tall Dresser
A simple design, with custom touches, for my son.
Display Shelves
A pair of Cherry shelves, with a Mission flair, to liven up a room.
Desktop Organizer
Spalted maple brings this piece alive!

Dollhouse Bookcase
European Style and hidden compartments makes this much more than just another Dollhouse bookcase.
Compact Corner Desk
Fit a small computer desk into a tight corner.
Two Seat Bench
This solid cherry bench is my interpretation of a garden bench crossed with a deacon's bench.

Quick Toybox
When it absolutely positively needs to be done now.

Older Projects...

Picture Frames
Maple and Oak frame a treasured piece.

Quick and simple on the tablesaw.

Beach Chairs
Interlocking pieces nestle together, in contrasting maple and cherry.

TV Stand

Mission Love Seat
The wood is cherry, the heart is Mission.

Simple Kitchen Table

Shaker-style Jam Cupboard in pine.

Snowflake Ornaments

Toy/Blanket chest in Maple and Cherry.
Simple plywood construction, but dressed up with hardwood.

Quilt Hanger

Small 5-board footstool
Just wood and glue, no metal fasteners.

Small shaker-style pine table An exercise in handtool techniques, including Mortise and Tenon joints.

Cherry knicknack tray.

Small cherry bookcase

Oak Stereo cabinet