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Items with boxes or enclosed spaces

Dining Table & Corner Cabinet


This is an English refectory table of hickory with massive turned legs and low support bars.White sapwood was planned to show two strong bands on the top. Its sister table is square to form an extension  for twelve people. It is bolted with cross dowels to allow for shipping. The corner cabinet is made [...]

Carved panels


Description of carved panels The form of this panel is similar but the carving is my own design. It is based on celtic mandals and here worked on a fine piece of butternut. This is a carved panel in a frame to make a cabinet door. The carving is from [...]

Cherry Writing Desk


This piece is made of three frame and panel cherry cases.    The top has brass inlays on the corners and high quality brass hardware is used for bails.  The finish is made from many thin coats of tung oil.  In short the highest quality throughout.   The figured cherry drawer fronts have cock beaded [...]

Butternut Audio Cabinet


  This has a frame and panel front door with a framed back without a panel giving it rigidity, good airflow, and easy wire access.  Its pine feet allow good damping and easy levelling.  It has traditional cornice, cove, and bracket/base bead moldings.  The door panel is a flitch cut golden rectangle.  It is [...]

Mahogany Dovetail Chest


The design of this chest is from Germanic Canadian tradition. The upper chest sides are from a single 13″ plank. The top is from a 23″ wide plank, hand planed and fitted to allow slight irregularities. The double bottom is aromatic cedar. Through exposed dovetails on all three sections are done by hand and eye. [...]

Bath Server


This case work is designed as a bath server for linens. It is a rustic interpretation of Louis XV design elements carefully proportioned and carved in Butternut. Surfaces are worked with edge tools by hand then ribbed with earth pigments in oil. The lower apron's shape repeats in the middle panel and upper gallery in [...]

Deacon’s Bench


Designed for one of the best local maple syrup producers for hard use in a busy farm kitchen.  It has a large storage space for hats, mitts, and scarves.  Using a sliding interior tray, it is made entirely of hard maple with birds-eye leaf appliqué on the back panels and scrolls on the arms [...]

Document Boxes


These dovetailed cases and drawers were made of Burma teak salvaged from the deck of the “Empress of Ireland” at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River. They were made to hold the effects of a great Grandfather who drowned with many others in a shipwreck early in the 20th century. [...]

Mahogany Blanket Box


  A carved top panel includes the initials of owner. It has a carved Rosewood inlay. This box has traditional eleven panel mortise and tenon construction with aromatic cedar floor and heavy bronze hinges. The bracket foot is country Chippendale style.

Mexican Style Credenza


This butternut cabinet in Mexican style was built to hold a powerful stereo system.  It has contoured drawers with mountains carved across the fronts, carved moldings, ebonized beading and break front set back.  All surfaces were hand worked with plane and chisel before finishing. The carvings come from carefully researched material and my own [...]