Cedar Strip Canoe

This 17’ cedar strip canoe has 2 hand caned seats and 2 paddles. The canoe features oak gun wales and cherry decks. This was a first attempt at a canoe.

Cedar Strip Canoe
Cedar Strip Canoe

Guitar

Spruce top with mahogany neck, and cherry back and sides. I inlaid the back with walnut, maple, and poplar.

Guitar
Guitar inlay

Blanket Chest

Built from oak and nut wood for a lovely bride to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The cabinet is made from Terminalia superba, aka ‘limba’, or ‘korina’, native to tropical western Africa. Finished with ‘gommalacca’ (shellac).

Blanket Chest

Oak Bookcase

The top and bottom of this bookcase are made of solid oak. The shelves and side are oak plywood.  

The front of the shelves are trimmed with oak and the back is 1/4″ oak plywood.  It stands 78″ tall, 36-1/2″ wide, and 11″ deep.  I made the trim for the top but bought ready made trim for the front of the shelves. 

This project took about two weeks and was made for my church library.

Solid Oak Bookcase

Repurposed sleigh table

This sleigh coffee table was ‘repurposed’ from an antique trapper’s sleigh and a computer desk top. It’s held together with wooden dowels. A riser lifts the sleigh to 17″ high. Grooves give the top a plank-like appearance.

Repurposed Sleigh Table