Posts Tagged ‘reader projects’

Apothecary Cabinet

May 13th, 2011 by
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This stunning piece showcases some beautiful stock, wonderful details, and spot-on hardware selection.

I have attached pictures of  an apothecary cabinet I just completed.  The primary wood is bubinga.  The internal wood is baltic birch.  Drawer face fronts are 2″ x 3 5/8″.  The Chinese characters are handcarved into the face fronts and filled with Rockler’s wonder wood filler.  Finish is danish oil and General Finishes satin poly blend. The bottom cabinet is lined with Chinese calligraphy.

- Robert Topness

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Oversize Pine Dining Room Table

May 6th, 2011 by
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With so many different table designs out available, sometimes the simplest design is best, especially with some nicely-figured lumber to work with.

Oversize Pine dining room table with bread board ends. 8-1/2 feet long by 44 inches wide with 2-inch thick table top stock.

- Dexter B. Johnson II

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Matt Becker
Internet Production Coordinator

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Toy Car Storage Case

April 29th, 2011 by
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This reader-submitted project is a handsome way to keep those pesky toy cars put away and organized.

This is a storage/carrying case that I made for my grandson to use for his collection of small model cars.  The sides, inserts and handle are of solid cherry and the top and bottom is cherry plywood.

- Willis Dennis; Queenstown, MD

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Matt Becker
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Tape Dispenser

April 22nd, 2011 by
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This unique project submitted by Bill Dyer of Acworth, GA takes a fairly mundane item found on desks everywhere and turns it into a piece anyone would be proud to show off.

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Matt Becker
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Laundry Dresser

March 25th, 2011 by
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Ron Filtz submitted this clever way to handle multiple laundry bins while still keeping a small “footprint”.

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Matt Becker
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Laundry Dresser

Teak Porthole End Table

March 17th, 2011 by
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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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Matt Becker
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Mahogany Credenza

March 3rd, 2011 by
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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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Matt Becker
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Mahogany Credenza

A(nother) Quick Look at the New April Issue

February 23rd, 2011 by
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In addition to Chris Marshall’s preview of our April 2011 issue, Editor in Chief Rob Johnstone put this video together for those of you that would rather listen & watch than read.

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Matt Becker
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Brazilian Walnut TV Stand

February 21st, 2011 by
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Sometimes the most unlikely wood combinations turn out better than you’d imagine…

This TV Stand is made from 3/4″ Brazilian Walnut tongue and groove flooring. I made the raised door panels from solid Brazilian Walnut from a local wood specialty store. Top Trim molding and bottom skirt are American Walnut also purchased at local store. It measures 52” wide, 30” high and 18” deep.

It is only finished with rub on urethane. No stain.

The end insert panel is made of luan which surprisingly matched the walnut.

The piece is actually much darker than the pictures show.

I will have tiny slivers to show for years. J

- David Rafferty; Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Matt Becker
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A Quick Look at the New April Issue

February 11th, 2011 by
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Punxsutawney Phil might be taunting us with the promise of an early spring, but winter here in Ohio (where I live) still holds us in an icy grip. Still, like the postal carriers vow, neither snow nor sleet will keep us here at the magazine from bringing you new projects, tools and techniques in your April issue. And, in just a few days, those diligent mail carriers will be bringing a copy to you. But, why wait? Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming your way.

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