When I’m not working, sitting in traffic, writing, editing, or revising, I like to do woodworking. Here are a few projects I completed that I’m pretty proud of.
COMING SOON: WALNUT BLANKET CHEST with Raised Panels
Since my other grandkids’ beds are on here, I thought I should go ahead and post my grandson’s bed. I think these nightlights outshine the others. Just a little, maybe. This one is about 140 hours of work, and it has twenty switches and a bunch of LED lights, the Millennium Falcon schematics, and a throttle so he can chase after the Imperial Battle Cruiser in the view screen. As you do.
This bed was probably the most fun thing I’ve built so far.
I made this walnut chest over the course of, well, a long time. First time for anything made of walnut, first time I’d even planed rough-cut lumber, first time for the fluted quarter-columns, the first time for the contoured bracket feet, and the first time for a spring-loaded secret drawer. Shhhh…
If you’re a woodworker and you want to try one of these, just drop me a line. I don’t have plans, but I’m happy to share the experience.