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
My wood shop calls out to me like a haunting voice across the moors. "Mi-ike. . . Miiii-iiike." It's three in the morning, and I wake up in a cold sweat, shaking. I throw of my CPAP mask, unrestrained air barges from the flexible tubing. I whip off the covers and fold them back neatly … Continue reading I Visited My Shop This Morning…