Repairing a Maple Cutting Board

A fellow brought a maple top of a cabinet to us that needed repaired. The showing side had major damage done to it so it was decided to flip it over and use the underside as the top. It had damage to that side, also but it was repairable.

Warren drilled out the damaged parts and put plugs in them.  The he trimmed them down and made the top look like new.

This Week’s “Post” :)

A local Nursery wanted us to make a post brace to display a new sign she had made by Denise, from Sign Post.

We used 6 x 6 inch western cedar for the posts and the back braces for it.

The notches were cut with a circular saw and then hand chiseled for clean up.
Then the cross braces were installed.
Tar applied.
The holes were dug and the posts installed.
The sign then was hung on the posts.
Caps were placed on the top of the posts.

The job completed, what a beautiful sign!

Restoring an Old House’s Floor

We were called out to a house that was built in 1811. The new owners wanted the bathroom floor repaired due to water damage.

Once we got the floor boards replaced with better wood we found on the property, we then started to do the sanding.

Now the floor is ready for three coats of finish. But before we started the finish, the home owner asked if we could put wainscoting on the walls.

Now, we can start the finish. 

 

After three coats of finish, the floor looks awesome!

 

 

Custom Made Loft Bunk Bed

We had a special order come in for a custom built loft bed for a rather small room. It was requested to have a book case on the end and to have the option to move the bottom bed closer to the window or away from it.  The home owner wanted it to be painted to match the trim work in the room.

We got the work done and installed it while the children were away with their mom. What a nice thing to come home to!

A New Handrail

We just got done installing a handrail system that a customer requsted. When he had his house built, he had a standard handrail installed.

Original handrail

He had envisioned having telescopic, boxed newel posts and straight balusters painted white.

After meeting with him, he decided he wanted walnut handrail and stair nosing with the newel posts and balusters painted white.

Warren had bought the lumber and started cutting out all the pieces to make 4 posts, of which 2 were large, and 2 were shorter, and 2 face fronts to apply to the walls. He then cut and sized up the balusters to fit the stairway.

After that, we painted the posts and balusters with the paint the homeowner requested, and stained and finished the rail and stair nosing. Now it is ready for installation.

In one day we installed the top banister an in two days the rest was completed.

After it was installed, the customer said it is better than what he’d imagined.

Our goal is to bring your woodworking ideas into reality. If you have something you are envisioning for your home, contact us, we’ll do our best help you with it.

 

 

 

Making New Furniture

One of the projects we love making is brand new furniture.  We had a young lady and her fiancée come to us with their dreams of a rustic dresser and matching book shelf.

They liked the thought of using #1 common cherry, which we had in stock.

She liked the idea of cutting in recessed heart shaped handles.

After a couple of weeks, we had the dresser complete.

Now to get started on the matching bookcase. ? We used birch plywood for the back and solid cherry for the sides and shelves. We used curly maple for the raised panel doors and then used cherry as the trim work around the cabinet.

If you need new furniture that you just can’t find anywhere else, contact us to help create what you’re looking for.

Creating a Jig

We have been in the process of making a custom chest of drawers.   The young lady who requested it, wanted It to be rustic cherry.

Warren really enjoys making hand cut dovetails on the furniture he makes. He assembled the frame of the furniture with the hand cut, but with the drawers he wanted to do it a bit differently due to there are a lot of drawer boxes to make.

Since hand cutting the dovetails would take quite some time, he wanted to use his dovetail jig, but due to the size of the jig, he decided to make one on a larger scale to match the authentic look that he is after.

The jig he has would cut half inch dovetails, so, Warren started designing a jig to cut three quarters inch dovetails. It only took him a couple of days to get it completed.

The jig worked perfectly! Now the drawer boxes are on their way to being completed.

What Is Custom Woodworking?

We have had folks ask us, “So, what kind of woodworking do you do?” And to that we say, “Custom!”

Custom wreath Stands

So, what does custom mean? The first meaning is “a habitual practice, the usual way of acting”.  While that fits us, what does that mean to you? Another definition is, “made specially for individual customers.”  It’s about finding out what YOU want and making it to YOUR satisfaction.

Custom Austrian cutting board

Customers often bring hand sketched drawings or photos from the internet and ask, “Can you make this?” We usually can, and enjoy making the unique project for them.

Custom wig stand

Contact us for your custom work and watch your come true!

Custom phone booth, a wedding prop to dismantle and be used in the home.

Repairing An Antique Harvest Table

 

You know how it is when you have company and you need to enlarge the table.  Well, this one customer has this beautiful white oak harvest table that would not work properly.

The table had jute straps that were not attached completely to the leaves of the table.  The leaves were jamming when the table was being shortened. It took some effort to pull and push to work the slides.

We took the leaves out and worked on getting the straps attached in their proper place, then we discovered a skid board was missing, fortunately we had a scrap board in the tool box that was just the ticket.

  

 

We took bar soap, (paraffin wax is the best) and rubbed the wooden tracks underneath to get them to run smoother and quickly.

The table now is working very smoothly! We were able to close it up nicely.

Contact us to help you with your broken furniture.