Category Archives: Gallery of Work

Different Hardware for ‘The Schoolbox’

After building a half-dozen versions of The Schoolbox from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker,” I’m beginning to dial in the design of the small chest to suit my taste. I am still enamored with the overall proportions and scale of … Continue reading

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Farewell, Fair Roorkhees

This morning I mailed two Roorkhee chairs to customers on either side of the continent. It was a bit of a bittersweet job. I’m glad to have these chairs completed and out of the house. But the kids liked sitting … Continue reading

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Roorkhee No. 2: Strapless

My second version of a Roorkhee chair features details found on other traditional early 20th-century chairs – the most notable difference being that this chair does not have leather straps running left and right below the seat. This strapless setup … Continue reading

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A Never-ending Debt to John Brown

“The customer is always wrong,” Felix Klipstein in the John Brown column #129, December 2002 I never got to meet John Brown, the Welsh chairmaker, artist, writer and author of “The Anarchist Woodworker” column in Good Woodworking magazine. But he … Continue reading

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A Thousand Meals; Five Lessons

Like most woodworkers, I learn a lot about the craft while building projects. What’s surprising is how much I learn about the craft after the project is completed and put to use. Most of the projects I build for Woodworking … Continue reading

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Bathroom Cabinetry: Coming Out of the Water Closet

Years ago, we performed a year-long survey at Popular Woodworking to find out what sort of projects appealed to our readers. We were interested in what furniture styles they liked, but we were also interested in what furniture forms (tables, … Continue reading

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American Wall Cupboard

When you design a piece of furniture to build, there are three well-worn paths (some might call them ruts) to follow. The first path is to design a piece in a wholly original style. This actually happens about once or … Continue reading

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