I love the outdoors and I grew up eating burnt hot-dogs and burgers with family and friends, all centered around a picnic table. A friend of mine wanted a solid picnic table so I set to it, it made for a fun weekend build.Read More →

When a couple trust you to make frames for their college diplomas, you actually do measure everything twice! I started with mahogany and maple and ended with 2 identical frames. I met Melissa and Joe at one of our Jefferson Manor neighborhood events where I told them about my smallRead More →

I made this magnetic / cork board for a close friend, as a surprise father’s day present. I started the build before the metal section had arrived, trusting the measurements from the web site, so obviously when it arrived it was 1/8 of an inch wider than expected. I’m notRead More →

I was at Colonial Hardwoods picking up some rough lumber for another project and ran across some ambrosia maple. I took a quick photo, texted it to Kristi and to my sister, they both replied back quite quickly. Kristi with “Yes! I see my new desk” and Sheerie with “HeyRead More →

A major project for me was to make 6 wooden briefcases and it was my first job for a commercial client. Rugo Stone, reached out to me and needed a way to display and transport marble samples. The case needed to be strong, durable and visually appealing. I chose whiteRead More →

I built this for a friend who wanted to get his family’s shoes under control. He gave me the needed dimensions and that he needed it to set flush to the wall with a notch for the floor molding. I considered the space and the activities of the family (theyRead More →

I was contacted by someone from our neighborhood who found me from the Jefferson Manor Facebook page. She needed a custom vanity made and she needed it on a deadline. If you have been in our home or any in our neighborhood (some 500 homes) you will soon realize thatRead More →

I was approached by Nick to make his home work environment both ergonomically better and aesthetically pleasing. Knowing that his wife is a professional interior designer I obviously wanted to bring my “A” game. Nick gave me very precise measurements and he wanted walnut. I love working with walnut andRead More →

When someone approaches a woodworker, and says I need a place for a small fire, some chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows, and I want you to use excotic hardwoods. The woodworker has just made a new friend. I used Zebra wood, maple and walnut to create this unique Smores Caddy.Read More →

We recently moved the TV to a new location, we also recently did a full living room remodel (more on that later). Wanting to get the television as tight to the wall as possible, we upgraded the wall mount to the thinnest one we could find. The new location isRead More →

For simple storage ideas it’s hard not to look at Ikea. It’s also is difficult for me to stomach plastic furniture. Here I used cherry with walnut to create an aesthetically pleasing “shell” around a much needed foyer storage solution.Read More →

Designing this desk with the client (Rebecca) was easy. She knew the size and wood type, the rest was up to me. I had fun “interviewing” her and finding out what would and would not work. Discovering that there was a cat, who loves to nap near her while sheRead More →

How this table came to be? I received a chat message from someone who had met Kristi and I during one of our neighborhoods home and garden tours. I often open up my woodworking shop to show people around (I love showing off my woodworking shop) Anyway; a lil overRead More →