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.
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 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.