Category Archives: Gallery of Work

The Not-IKEA Gateleg Table (Sold)

Recently on Facebook I was mocked for this gateleg table with the quip: “But in the picture, do not you see a Ikea style table?” This table design pre-dates IKEA by about 150 years. Gateleg tables with clean lines and … Continue reading

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A Chair from Hall’s Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

While teaching in England in the summer of 2015, Roy Underhill and I had a day off together and headed to Stratford-upon-Avon with his wife, Jane, to check out all things William Shakespeare. While touring Hall’s Croft, where Shakespear’s daughter … Continue reading

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Officer’s Strong Trunk

Trunks such as this – sometimes called “strong chests” or “barracks chests” – are a common form of campaign furniture. They were available in a variety of configurations, from plain deal boxes to elaborate affairs lined with zinc, camphorwood or … Continue reading

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Benjamin Seaton Squares in Old Mahogany

This week I’m finishing up a run of a dozen Benjamin Seaton try squares for friends and customers (sorry, they are all spoken for). Oh, and I’m going to talk about building them on “The Woodwright’s Shop” during a taping … Continue reading

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Another 6-board Chest

For me, naming things is akin to violence. So you can imagine how fond I am of the habit of people “naming” their pieces of furniture. But no matter. Today I finished up a six-board chest made of Eastern white … Continue reading

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Roorkhee Chair in ‘Crazy Horse’ Leather

We’re starting to stitch and ship out the latest run of Roorkhee chairs to customers. This one – bound for Virginia – is in “Crazy Horse” leather with stitched seams and copper rivets at the ends of the seams. For … Continue reading

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Nothing to Divorce

“After he moved to Indiana, and from there to Ohio, Chester (Cornett) again held his raw materials in a gentle embrace as he shaped them, once more using hand tools which were extensions of himself and with which he caressed … Continue reading

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