In this video, I show the process I used to start creating the pie-crust table top. This type of table, so-named because the table top looks like the crimped edge of a pie crust, can be a challenge for many a woodworker, so naturally I wanted to see if I could tackle it. Careful calculations, … Continue reading VIDEO: Part One of the Cherry, Pie-Crust Table
My version of Sauder Furniture's Hall Cabinet, but with a Walnut Top When my daughter was looking for a new cabinet, she found one made by Sauder (Ready to Assemble) Furniture. This cabinet is not something that I’d normally go for, but she liked it. It wasn’t even that expensive, but she skipped over it … Continue reading Painted Hall Cabinet with Walnut Top
What started in the 1930s as a wooden fruit crate, became a beautiful doll cradle for a little girl. Over the past 90 years, the thin wood had dried out and become very brittle, and the slats had begun to split where the nails had been driven in. The pivot points were bolts, that with … Continue reading Restoring the 1930s Antique Doll Cradle
Getting ready to restore an antique doll cradle for a customer. Here's the story behind it, and next week, I'll share my process for reconditioning this family heirloom.
This desk didn’t just challenge me, it also challenged my tools. I love how this turned out, and I really like the General Finishes products. The Chestnut Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal satin finish really came out great, and it was super easy to put on. I highly recommend it! But on to the desk. It … Continue reading Federal Slant-Front Desk in Cherry