Hello everyone, I have been a woodworker since the mid 1980’s
The one thing I believe sets my work apart from many is I try to build every piece, whether it has 2000 components or two from a single log or tree.
I work primarily in Solid wood using time honored joinery methods ,though I enjoy the challenge of doing so while designing modern clean line piece’s using hidden joinery as apposed to exposed joinery though there is some in my work.
check out the Blog which shows many of the process’s as well as what I start with as material.
Note that All work on this site is designed and,built or restored solely by me. Start to finish.
Thank you for Your time,
Solid Cherry dual purpose Dining and ,Board gaming table.
Awesome client! loved being part of the design process very tricky and Fun build
Solid cherry games/dining table
Thank you for looking! open for commissions if you are interested in a one of a kind piece of furniture.
My Work Bench January 2016
December 2015 BLACK WALNUT COFFEE TABLE
black walnut coffee table
How it was made:
Dry fit before finish was applied:
Ambrosia Maple and Walnut dining set for the wife, will be making four
sculpted cherry chairs to go with table and bench in the next couple of months.Table and bench top made from single set of book matched 12 foot slabs, bases made from a single piece of Black Walnut.
To see how this was made please visit the blog section of this site (happy wife happy life)
Cherry 2’by3′ picture frame
Cherry frame made from single piece of wood with re-enforced miters via : dual spines
solid hard maple top, face frames ,base and shelve edging .
made to display NFL miniature helmets 16 per side of fireplace insert.
to be stained by client
Commission Build (as all my work is 😉
WALNUT Multi purpose Dining /Games Table
Hand made Table with removable top, attachable drink holders, LAD lights inset around 36″X72″playing surface
Black Walnut , Figured wild Cherry inlays and cup holders, Maple frame all made with Mortise and Tenon Joinery
figured cherry inlay . I am very happy with as well as the fine details on the legs
play surface and lad lights all set up! ready for Poker , board games ….
Key aka raising lever I made to remove the top when converting from Dinning to -Gaming table
prepping for attachment of removable figured cherry cup holders which match the cherry inlays
if you are interested in this table in a different wood with different details it will be in the (Store )section of this web site/Blog
Pricing will Start at $4800.00 for the most basic version (no inlays or lighting around play surface etc.
Thank you for your time
Lighting around games surface installed by client runs of Lithium battery,very cool and Smart idea!
very hard to get in photos , but there is a very fine round over detail on each leg which starts 6″ from top , stops 1″ above cherry inlay in leg and starts again 1″ below inlay
figured cherry detachable drink holders
1947-Woody Wagon:Full Restoration:
solid Birch door from woody wagon before restoration all door bottoms where remade!
after restoration 20 coats marine Varnish and cut polished by me
Front end after restore
Woody back view after restore
side and back doors plus door panel trims after finishing-betoh cut polish which was done when car completed
new Mahogany panels sides and back re-sawn from single 18 long piece of wood
Maple table and bench summer 2012:From a single log
hand made table and bench 2012 summer
same table and bench 2012 summer
yellow birch table 2012
Free Form: Maple Table and Bench from single Log:
Straight Line:Eastern Black Walnut table -Flat sawn topé edge grain base and Benches seats 8 from a single tree:
3200lb Stairs hanging from a single French cleat:
first a shot of the 18foot wide,by 30 some feet long Douglas Fir ceiling we installed not one joint-client wanted it to look like a floor
in and finished 18 coats of Uri-thane
treads are 14inch deep and 5 foot wide
LAD lights inset between
each tread work off key chain on off
the house stairs are behind the 30 foot tall 18 wide glass panels centre
Fir ceiling continues outside
The CHEIF- Broad Leaf Maple Table 11 feet long made from same log as (Free Form) table:
Figured Maple Bunk beds that can become two twin size beds-from one log:
ladder 10 degree angle on treads
client added metal bracket
1880’s Winchester “cowboy rifle” :
front: cowboy rifle
back: 1928 Enfield rifle British model
“SPIRIT” Massive Maple table 48″wide 11’long top and base all from one “flitch” aka matting book matched sets:
this is how most builds start for me I show client “this” then make it into Honey.aka diamond in the rough
time to bring clients back for input. by this point 40 hours of hand planing/sanding/scraping-42 dovetail keys set the tree and I know each other very well and both are happy with the friendship
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finished a new life begins for this mighty Maple
Walnut Coffee table:
two tables from one log sliced into 4 slabs
A Gift: Seven foot long dresser Walnut and Sound Splated maple:
a colaboration with a Cabinet maker friend as a gift for his daughter In-law:
I did all the solid wood frames and door/drawer faces.Piece has Marble top (not in photos) yet;
7′ long dresser drawer fronts from two pc of maple book matched with draw pulls built into the joinery
view from right side -heart wood lines are perfect-and I do Not believe in perfect 😉 I do strongly believe in” best yo can do”
on either side is a door though face was designed to appear as all drawers.here you can see the Pulls aka handles made into the joinery
close up of centre top draws and left
1920 House restoration East Vancouver BC, 22 months 5 staeir cases inside ,two out, 4500sf floor salvaged /restored,
doors,faux beams,fence, cabinets, fire place stone work on porchs even laid the grass and made an amazing friend;
1920 restore -lifted house and 2000sf added
front Porch all from one Doug Fir log pulled up from river bottom.Also did all the slate.
Slate-love working Stone!
Doug Fir door with lights aka window at sides
door inside where tones start to change
main stair case full restoed ( they where painted and abused!!!
I made this false two side 30′ long beam from wood in the dumpster. to mimic real beams exposed other side of room
beam” faux” finished
top of front stairs look back to 4 stair cases I built at back of house.floor was me too most 22′ long reclaimed Fir
back stairs to basement much of this made from rail and stiles of original house doors
the 4 back stair cases -before staining and finishing
upper floor (third) back stairs
out back Stairs from one Fir log-Fence arbor and gate all 100 year old Fir structure from a dance hall Burnaby BC
very old hand made iron from Egypt in gate
what owners see every time they come home
the back gate 2″ thick 7 ‘Tall
back stairs built from single Fir log -sliding Dovetail Joinery
stairs ,stone and porch wood work all me
original House front door Restored glass removed now on Garage. Wish I had a before photo!
My Desk “Balance” Broad Leaf Maple and Western Walnut:
my desk built in two days 26 hours no pencil to paper start to finish.
my desk 22″ deep 7′ long
wheat detail on spices rack
yle spice rack circa late 1800’s I built this all with hand tools in two days as a gift.
made of 4 spalted woods Oak,Alder< Maple,and Walnut sap wood plus Cocobolo towel hanger and pegs for shelves;
Dinning Table -Re-claimed Fir 12″X12″ 22′ long beam from an 100 year old dance hall-
Table is 44″ X 11′ ish: simple but Huge:
table for 12 or more Old growth Douglas Fir
this shot really shows this table legs and all is from one Timber
Walnut and steel desk:
Maple Desk and Bench from one slab:
what it actually looks like I am a woodworker not photo shop guy and if I could I would not
desk BEFORE Finish was applies ,fresh finish on other photo due to quick pick up of piece
Western Walnut table from single log:
walnut table live edge all four sides with bread boards
what an cool challenge this was! and yes looks simple that is the key 😉
Broad Leaf Maple Massive log made Book case and two desk equalling almost 12 feet long:
table designed client had made to be used as desk
Coffee tables: all in 2012 summer:
48″ ish X48″ ish
Walnut hand carved CLUTCH Calvary sign
48″ ish X48″ ish
same bookcase built
huge Western walnut table from one log
bench for sitting 🙂