Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

bead detail "mock up" shown for clients approval...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

1/4" moulding detail hand carved...I counted about 400 beads when I was through!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

constructing the carcass.....

drawers fit before face moulding is added..all mahogany is bookmatched with a continuous grain on the face....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

I created several "models" for this piece...the final foot was very close to the one on the right...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

All my panels and tops are hand planed to make for seamless glue ups...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tiffany Dresser

rough cut mahogany selected and marked for milling..

This piece was designed from full scale drawings specific to details discussed in detail with my client...
Full scale drawings are a great tool to work out "true" sizing as this was a HUGE dresser!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


For the months of July and August I had flown out to Colorado to work on a commissioned piece for a cabinet shop outside of Boulder. Due to my contractual obligations to this client the project details as well as pictures will not be included in my blog postings...needless to say it was a GREAT experience and I had a LOT of fun this summer!!!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Irwin Chests

"Makers mark".....each piece I build is signed and dated.....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Irwin Chests

planing the crossbanding flush with the top....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Irwin Chests

this is a jig made to shape the angled handle on the chest lid..

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Irwin Chests

banding hand made from walnut and ebony stringing...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Irwin Chests

curved top glued up...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Irwin Chests

Shaping and joining the legs to the apron...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Irwin Chests

gorgeous myrtle burl!!.... painstakingly cut and taped to form lid panel...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Irwin Chests

Veneering form made up to handle pressure of the vacuum bag..

Monday, May 24, 2010

Irwin Chests

Glue up..notice the curved detail above the clamp...neat!