Complicated entertainment center
This entertainment center looks simple but it was incredibly complicated. The arch of the drawers matched an architectural element in the same room. The curve was a 15-foot radius, so my router was on a trammel that extended almost from end to end of my shop. Not many pieces make me nervous to cut out these days, but this one did. The wood is solid curly cherry; every door and drawer is carefully matched. Black metal speaker cloth hides the stereo system speakers.
This set of drawers came out of a conversation with someone who said, “Here’s some money, make me something.” I had just run across a stack of curly maple and wanted to use it. Everything is solid wood, no panels, no veneers. The wood is stunning and “ripples” as you pass by it. Light Asian accents make the leg.
Old-school china cabinet
The workmanship is all old school: mortise and tenon joinery, dovetails, and shop-made crown molding. I really enjoyed building this. The antique white finish was done by my friends at A Master’s Touch in Monroe, Washington.
One of the greatest compliments of my woodworking skills was being asked to make the altar for St. Claire’s Episcopal Church in Snoqualmie, WA.
Seven-feet tall and four-feet wide with bi-fold doors and a secret compartment
Designed by Julietta Kenny (see Links), this piece is half retro and half futuristic. Ebonized poplar. Upholstery by The Country Upholsterer.
My signature chair in cherry with evergreen pattern cutout. The most comfortable chair in the world.
Chest of drawers
All dovetailed work with hand-planed finish. This is part of a set that includes an armoire and an upright.
Dentist office interior, cherry with birch burl in the style of Greene and Greene.