This is a table I built in 2009, the top has alternating ‘slices’ of red cedar and soft maple, about 1/8″ thick, laminated onto an MDF substrate. It is finished with linseed oil and spar varnish, to give it good durability
A more complete view of the top. The rim is made of hard maple.
A view of the legs and apron, which are made of thin pieces of resawn ash, bent over a form in a vacuum press.
A closer view of the curved apron. Also, the table underside which is a thin layer of red cedar on the bottom of the MDF substrate.
Above: the set of 3 maple and walnut chairs I built in late winter/early spring 2013, to go with the table, and then the chairs and table in place in a gazebo. The back leg of the chairs matches the curve on the table legs
A red oak side table I made in 2010. It uses a t-shaped apron to hold the 3 legs together. It has a light stain to give it the reddish color. There are some oak butterflies set into the top to hold the two pieces together, as well as adding a decorative touch
A red oak side table I built in 2011 to go with the above piece
This is a 36″ x 25″ butcher block top on a rolling stand, with a spice drawer and a lower shelf. I built the drawer & base out of ash, and bought the top pre-made. It was built to match the counter height & depth in the rest of the kitchen, and work as an extension to the counter (as shown here) or a movable island as needed.
The spice drawer. The wheels are a non-marring urethane, to avoid damaging the wood floors, and have locks on them.
One of a pair of side tables I made of oak in 2010 and 2011
The top of the 2nd table, this piece was stained to match the floor.
An overhead view of a table and bench set we made in 2012. The top is a pair of bookmatched ash slabs, the benches cherry slabs. We got the slabs from Wood From the Hood, and then surfaced them and built the bases
A detail of the cherry dovetail keys we used along the seam in the center of the top-with the danish oil finish, they provide a striking contrast.
One of the benches- they both curve inward along the edge of the table. We used ash dovetail keys in the bench tops to stop splitting.
More cherry keys in one of the bench bases- we used the leftover ash from the slabs from the table top to make the bench legs, it helps tie the whole piece together.
More cherry keys in one of the table leg sections. The bases are similarly thick to the tops: all the wood we used was 1 1/2″ to 2″ thick, giving the piece some serious heft.
A detail of the table base- the curves match the curve on the bench legs. The base relies on tight-fitting mortise and tenon joinery to hold it together. No glue was used and it is relatively easy to dissasemble.
Tapping the wedge in pulls the joint together, ensuring a good fit, which can be tightened as needed.
Kitchen counter, with 2 spots for stools and a cabinet for pans and such. The top is maple, the base is ash, and the door panels are resawn red cedar. Built it for my grandma
Table and bench set, made with ash slabs from Wood From the Hood. Mortise and tenon joinery, danish oil & poly finish.
Dining table, red oak with stain. 2 12″ leaves, 48″-72″ total.
Cherry, red cedar and ash mission style end table. Danish oil finish.