Curly Cherry and Cocobolo Dresser
Cypress Serving Table
This chest is made from curly maple with walnut burl panels, and a solid walnut top. The top is a single piece resawn from a larger walnut slab with curly maple dutchmen to prevent the cracks from spreading. It is finished with BLO and polyurethane. It is currently being used as a toy box by my son.
The cradle is constructed of a MDF substrate with walnut burl veneer, tiger maple and walnut edging, and was completed while I was attending CFC in 2008. I completed the base from solid walnut once I returned home, and just before Ethan was born on September 9, 2008. It is finished with a mixture of tung oil, mineral spirits, and Waterlox.
Curly Cherry Entertainment Stand
The piece is constructed of curly cherry with curly cherry veneered panels and cocobolo door pulls. There is also a dutchman on the top made from cocobolo as well. The piece is finished with BLO, shellac, and poly.
My boxes are crafted using both domestic and exotic woods. I try and select interested grain patterns that flow around the entire box. Once the box is mitered and the splines have been selected, the top and sides are sculpted using a side grinder. The entire piece is then sanded up to 400 grit, and finished with a clear topcoat and finally a couple coats of wax. The bottom and any trays in the box are flocked, and I generally use barrel hinges for the lids.
This bathroom was totally gutted to the studs, and finally completed in 2006. The cabinets are made from solid Peruvian walnut as well as some walnut plywood for the interior shelves.