Tiger Maple & Purpleheart Kitchen Table

In addition to the beautiful inlay and the two wood species’ contrasting colors, the coordination between the modified tusk tenons and the extension slide handles are incredible details not to be missed.

This is a kitchen table I made out of tiger maple and purpleheart. The purpleheart table legs kept splitting on me down the center so I decided to hide the splitting with tiger maple inlays to match the table top. I also made two foot long extensions for the table that attach with pegs to sliding boards that are concealed under the ends of the table top. Each extension has two folding legs for storage. The tiger maple top was finished with tung oil followed one week later with multiple coats of General Finishes, High Performance Water-Based Top Coat. The purpleheart legs and apron were finished only with the top coat.

- Stewart Shapiro; Newark, DE

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Lifeguard Chairs

It’s hard to come up with a more perfect summer project than this reader-submitted pair of lifeguard chairs.

My father and I made a pair of lifeguard chairs for a friend. We designed it to be functional and comfortable.

It has a slide out tray between the chairs and a removable umbrella stand. The seat height is 48″

- Steven Baker

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Arts & Crafts Chairs and Table

This reader-submitted dining room set includes our Arts & Crafts Dining Room Chairs (with a couple design modifications) and a matching table.

This my attempt at your chairs and my table to match

- Eddie Mann; England

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Teak Porthole End Table

This reader-submitted project incorporates details from other sources to put a unique spin on a standard piece of furniture.

My name is Adam Rung from Adam Rung Woodworks. This is my Teak Porthole End Table. The name is pretty self-explanatory. I made the table out of Teak wood and a porthole that was recovered from a ship in Nova Scotia. I generally work with regionally grown hardwoods and reclaimed materials, but I chose Teak for this project because it has traditionally been used in the ship-building community.

- Adam Rung; Philadelphia, PA

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Mahogany Credenza

This reader-submitted project is proof once again that you don’t always need to know what wood you’re using for it to turn out beautifully.

Thought you might appreciate this credenza I made to hold books for my wife. It’s constructed from curly Mahogany with a heavily figured bird’s eye Maple top, accents and carved handles. The veneer on the door fronts is a mystery wood I acquired while dealing in wood veneers, that has an incredible curly, lustrous look with black veins.

- Kirby Gaal

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Mahogany Credenza

Alder Desk

Sometimes your best work for what you make for yourself…

This is a desk I built for our home. I build big custom furniture for clients and I wanted something great for my own house. We built our home a few years ago, and I had an office space that was perfect for a nice desk. The wood is alder, with walnut inserts on the doors. I design and carve all the artwork.

- Al Hone

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Cherry Credenza

There’s nothing like a big deadline to get a project done…

Here are some photos of a cherry credenza that I completed recently.

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to spend in the shop, so I really looked forward to working on this.

Fortunately, I was able to finish it in time for all the football games on Thanksgiving Day!

- Dave Tomlinson

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Birdseye Maple Morris Chair

The unique grain pattern of this reader-submitted project puts a fresh look on a classic design.

As you can see by the photo it is a Morris style chair. I put a little spin to it like instead of the slats on the sides I used flat panels of Birdseye Maple.

- Jesus “Rocky” Rodriguez

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