Queen Bed

by Carl on January 23, 2015

This unit is made of  poplar … a simple classic country style unit stained and varnished.

 6 Drawers with Headboard 6 Drawers with Headboard

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Constructed in 3 sections with or without headboard, it can be easily disassembled for transport.

This bed can also be constructed with 4, 2 or no drawers.  As well, single or double or bunk versions can be made.


Past Projects update

by Carl on April 16, 2013

 2012 was a fairly busy year for me and until recently, I had not been able to get photos of completed projects to update my site.

So in addition to the beds and kitchen items, here are some photos of some of  the other projects finished in the last year or so …

Pine bookcase (shop pix):

 Book Case Front-Optimized

Back view: 

 Book Case Back-Optimized 

Side view:     

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Firewood Box – solid pine:

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Custom Queen Bed

by Carl on April 15, 2013

    Some time ago I was asked to make 2 beds (a king & a queen).  This post shows the queen size bed, which is somewhat unique in that it has 6 drawers built into the bed frame … ideal for a room of limited size.

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Made of solid poplar with raised panels and mortise/tenon joinery, it is an assembly of 4 main components bolted together and  can be easily disassembled in the event of a move.

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Below, another shop view of the frame with a drawer extended.

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 … and here, a shop perspective of the bed with the headboard.

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Below is the reference photo I was given to work from.

queen bed reference



Built in birch cabinet & mantle

by Carl on April 3, 2013

I recently contracted with a client who needed a fireplace mantle and built in cabinetry for their living room. 

 The pic below shows the image before installation …

 Fireplace before

Here below, is a pic of the assembly in my shop. 

The cabinetry is made of solid birch, with frame and panel construction using mortise & tenon joinery.

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The finished result is shown below … including the multi layered solid birch mantle.  The cabinet door opens to permit storage of firewood.

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Kitchen Gift Items

by Carl on July 28, 2012

My dear wife has been after me for some time, to make items for the kitchen.  So after finishing a large King Bed (not posted here yet) project using cherry and maple, I had a fair amount of odd sized wood left over.  

Using pictures she found on the web for ideas, I made these items below. 

Solid Cherry Tray

Solid Cherry & Maple

Solid Cherry & Maple Bread boxes

The bread boxes shown are assembled using dove tail joints.  They can also be made using tongue & groove joinery.

Cherry Cutting Board 14" X 10" X 1 1/4"

 These items are not immersible and should be cleaned with a damp cloth. All items shown here have been hand rubbed with several coats of non toxic mineral oil. 

I can also make these to your preferred sizes and choice of wood.  

Solid Cherry Cutting Boards

 Prices vary depending on size, type of wood and joinery techniques used.


Mission Wall Unit

May 21, 2012

My very good client asked me to make a wall unit to match the bookcase I made for her last year.   I designed it to meet the specific dimensions and specifications we determined after a site visit to her home.    Here is the finished result …   It is a 2 piece unit made of solid poplar.  Very sturdily [...]

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Armoire – Louis XV Style

December 28, 2011

One of my clients asked me to make a custom copy of an armoire as shown  in the photo at the following link: http://campagne-decoration.dekio.fr/reportages/campagne/Une-histoire-toute-simple  (zoom in on the 3rd photo on the 1st page) The result is shown in the following photos:   Following are some shop photos that show the construction of the piece. Side view [...]

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Custom Cabinet or Vanity

October 24, 2011

I needed more storage space in my shop and also wanted to have a demo cabinet /vanity for my clients … so I designed this cabinet and applied a rustic finish (stain, milk paint & brushed lacquer). This basic unit can be sized to fit your space and if in the bathroom, modified to accomodate [...]

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Cabinet Doors

September 26, 2011

I recently bought a special cutter for my shaper.  This allows me to offer 5 new profiles for my panels.  I have so far only used 2 of these which are shown in the poplar and pine examples which follow.  I intend to post the others once I have made some prototypes. ======================= This pine [...]

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Cherry Bookcase

September 23, 2011

 I designed this simple bookcase made of solid cherry … it can be made with any quality wood – mortise & tenon frame with floating panels.  Oil stained and hand rubbed wax finish.  Front view … side view …   back view …

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