2014 Reader Excellence

14PWMExcellceLogoOur Readers’ Work on Display – The 2014 PWM Reader Excellence Awards

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Winning work will be featured in the November 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
The Grand-Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 Woodworking in America Conference* and a $100 gift certificate to ShopWoodworking.com. Each Editors’ Choice winner and the Readers’ Choice entry with the highest number of votes overall wins a $100 gift certificate to ShopWoodworking.com.
* Up to a $1,500 value; no prize substitutions

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Boxes & Smalls  
 
   
 
Project Title:  Chad's Stepbox
Vote Totals:  19
Description:  The StepBox has splayed sides for stability, ample room for my tools and grooves and notches in the top for holding pieces of molding and ...
First Name:  Bryan
Last Name:  Griffith
   
 
Project Title:  Bandsaw Jewelry Box
Vote Totals:  9
Description:  I designed and built this Bandsaw Jewelry Box for my daughter for her 10th birthday. It's made from a pine board I found in her ...
First Name:  Steve
Last Name:  Carmichael
Wood Used:  Pine
Materials Used:  Pine, Felt
Finish Used:  Lacquer
Dimensions:  8" x 10" x 4"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Butterknot Box
Vote Totals:  170
Description:  I purchased a highly figured piece of butternut for a chair project and the board I selected had two knot holes at either end. I ...
First Name:  Peter
Last Name:  Marcucci
Wood Used:  Butternut with Walnut Splines and Trim
Materials Used:  oak tray iside, quadrant hinges
Finish Used:  shellac
Dimensions:  11" x 5" x 4.5"
   
 
Project Title:  Sepelle Suite (Jewelry Case)
Vote Totals:  18
Description:  This two drawer jewelry case is part of a matching three piece set.
The jewelry box, a desk clock and a small table lamp.
First Name:  Robert
Last Name:  Janousek
Wood Used:  Sepelle
Materials Used:  Sepelle
Finish Used:  Wipe-on Poly
Dimensions:  25" W x 6 3/4" H x 7' D
 
   
 
Project Title:  Small Jewellery Cabinet
Vote Totals:  11
Description:  This small cabinet features hand cut dovetails, both in the carcass and the 4 small drawers within. The wenge panels in the doors offer a ...
First Name:  Dan
Last Name:  Jessel
Wood Used:  Walnut, Wenge
Materials Used:  Stainless steel knife hinges
Finish Used:  Danish Oil
Dimensions:  18" x 8.5" x 6.5"
   
 
Project Title:  T, Cha Box
Vote Totals:  7
Description:  small jewelry box 5" x 10" x 6"

Paramus High School Student
First Name:  Siarah
Last Name:  Abbasi
Wood Used:  Massaranduba and ebony
Materials Used:  Massaranduba and ebony
Finish Used:  Shellac and wipe on polyurethane
Dimensions:  5" x 10" x 6"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Up-Lifted Box
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  Multiple compound angles used in construction. Fret work base.
Lid separates from bottom half and the entire box separates from the square fret-worked base
Paramus ...
First Name:  Yuka
Last Name:  Masumoto
Wood Used:  Radiata pine and Purple Heart
Materials Used:  Radiata pine and Purple Heart
Finish Used:  Shellac and wipe on polyurethane
Dimensions:  6" x 9" - 4" @ base
   
 
Project Title:  School Box
Vote Totals:  99
Description:  This is a replica of the 1839 School Box. I made it as a retirement gift for a school teacher that is a very good ...
First Name:  Wade
Last Name:  Holloway
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  Brass fittings and keyed lock
Finish Used:  Hand rubbed Danish Oil
Dimensions:  16" wide by 10.5" deep by 12" tall
 
   
 
Project Title:  Sea chest
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  A woodworking project made onboard a construction vessel in Nigerian waters out of exotic pallet wood.
As a challenge to myself, I built 4 secret ...
First Name:  Jonas
Last Name:  Jensen
Wood Used:  Various exotic pallet wood, one of them was idigbo.
Materials Used:  Hinges, stainless steel pipe, hexagonal brass stock, homemade brass nails
Finish Used:  CRC electrical insulation varnish (spray can)
Dimensions:  22" x 16" x 14"
   
 
Project Title:  Seaborne chest
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  A small chest made out of construction grade spruce and pallet wood sides. the chest itself and the beckets were made onboard platform supply vessel ...
First Name:  Jonas
Last Name:  Jensen
Wood Used:  Construction grade spruce and pallet sides
Materials Used:  Glue, 2 brass hinges, hemp twine + yarn
Finish Used:  Camelia oil
Dimensions:  16" x 12" x 8"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Set of Shaker Boxes
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  A set of shaker boxes where I started to build 3 and got carried away.
First Name:  Kevin
Last Name:  Harris
Wood Used:  Cherry, birdseye maple, english walnut, american walnut and cocobolo
Materials Used:  wood and copper tacks
Finish Used:  oil and spray post catalyzed varnish
Dimensions:  18"x12"x50"
   
 
Project Title:  Maple Burl Box
Vote Totals:  6
Description:  A live edge box that I made from a piece of maple burl by using a template and router to make the recesses on the ...
First Name:  Kevin
Last Name:  Harris
Wood Used:  Maple Burl
Materials Used:  Maple with Brass Hinges
Finish Used:  Oil and Shellac
Dimensions:  14"x9"x5"
 
   
 
Project Title:  7 day Pill Box
Vote Totals:  56
Description:  This is a nice countertop display box for organizing your pills by the week.
First Name:  Dean
Last Name:  Vande Griend
Wood Used:  Ash, White Oak, Cocobolo
Materials Used:  Stainess Steel hinges
Finish Used:  Hand rubbed polyurethane
Dimensions:  11.75"w x 3"d x 1.75"h
   
 
Project Title:  Carolina cellaretta
Vote Totals:  62
Description:  hand cut dovetail
walnut and holly inlay
oil,glaze and shellac finish
First Name:  bill
Last Name:  thompson
Wood Used:  walnut and holly
Materials Used:  walnut and holly
Finish Used:  oil, glaze and shellac finish
Dimensions:  34 x 14 x 18
 
Seating  
 
   
 
Project Title:  Ash & Walnut Three Leg Chair
Vote Totals:  14
Description:  This three leg chair shares the same basic structure as the my Modigliani's Jeanne Hebuterne Easel Chair. I wanted to create a more modern looking ...
First Name:  Peter
Last Name:  Marcucci
   
 
Project Title:  Modigliani's Jeanne Hebuterne Easel Chair
Vote Totals:  189
Description:  To me, as a chair builder, the back of a chair is like an artist’s canvas. It’s the chair maker’s opportunity to transform the chair ...
First Name:  Peter
Last Name:  Marcucci
 
   
 
Project Title:  Hockey stick bench
Vote Totals:  4
Description:  This bench was a really cool project for me since I'm a hockey player as well as a woodworker. I used some broken hockey stick ...
First Name:  Daniel
Last Name:  Zehner
Wood Used:  Baltic Birch Ply
Materials Used:  Carbon fiber hockey sticks, wood goalie sticks
Finish Used:  Cherry gel stain, tung oil
Dimensions:  42" x 24" x 36"
   
 
Project Title:  Hall tree
Vote Totals:  6
Description:  Hall tree is made from two 1920's mahogany doors. Its home is in my daughter's 1920 Idaho farm house from where the doors came. On ...
First Name:  Barry
Last Name:  Grace
Wood Used:  Mahogany, fir/larch, pine, oak, bamboo
Materials Used:  Mahogany doors; bamboo, pine, fir/larch 1" material
Finish Used:  Flat interior white under and top coat, stressed; polyurethane finish
Dimensions:  Seating and shoe bench 64" long, 18" deep, 19" high; coat rack 60" X 80" high
 
   
 
Project Title:  Jefferson revolving windsor chair
Vote Totals:  36
Description:  Replica of the chair that Jefferson is believed to have drafted "The Declaration of Independence." The spindles and legs are all hand split red maple ...
First Name:  Jeff
Last Name:  Clinger
Wood Used:  Red Maple, cherry, yellow pine
Materials Used:  wood glue, wedges
Finish Used:  stain over satin black, polyurethane
Dimensions:  42" H, 22" seat diam.
   
 
Project Title:  Barrel stave chair
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  Aside from the cushion, this chair is made completely out of used whiskey barrel staves. Oak dowels secure all of the joints. Leather seat is ...
First Name:  Jeff
Last Name:  Clinger
Wood Used:  White oak
Materials Used:  oak dowels, leather
Finish Used:  marine-spar varnish
Dimensions:  37" H x 25" W x 26" D
 
   
 
Project Title:  Snaker Style Chair - Temptation of Eve -
Vote Totals:  11
Description:  The Temptation of Eve is the second of my Snaker Style chairs.

I’ve had the idea to build an Eve themed chair for about ...
First Name:  Peter
Last Name:  Marcucci
Wood Used:  Cherry, Basswood for the carving
Materials Used:  leather upholstery seat
Finish Used:  carving is stain to match chair body. Tung oil finish
Dimensions:  44" h x 20" w x 19" d
   
 
Project Title:  Red Headed Rocker
Vote Totals:  24
Description:  This chair is a modern interpretation of a Windsor chair. Half Windsor and half Malloof.
First Name:  luke
Last Name:  barnett
Wood Used:  Red Oak, Eastern white pine, Sugar Maple
Materials Used:  Wood, Wedges
Finish Used:  Milk paint Shellac
Dimensions:  24"w x 46" h
 
   
 
Project Title:  Continuous Arm Rocker
Vote Totals:  17
Description:  This rocking chair is my interpretation of an American classic. Finished in aged mustard milk paint.
First Name:  Luke
Last Name:  Barnett
Wood Used:  White oak, Eastern White Pine, Sugar Maple
Materials Used:  Wood. Wedges
Finish Used:  Milk paint, Shellac
Dimensions:  22"w x 36" h
   
 
Project Title:  China Berry Turquoise Bench
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  cut down a large China Berry tree near my house and had it cut into slabs. After studying the slabs for a few years, I ...
First Name:  Jerry
Last Name:  Carr
Wood Used:  China Berry
Materials Used:  Wood and Glued
Finish Used:  Lacquer Semi Glass
Dimensions:  90L x 28"W x 38H
 
   
 
Project Title:  Walnut Morris Chair
Vote Totals:  93
Description:  Black walnut, air dried, Elm side panels, included bark. All joints hand made, with curved back slats . Seat is made with woven strapping and ...
First Name:  fred
Last Name:  schaufele
Wood Used:  Black Walnut
Materials Used:  Fabric and Foam
Finish Used:  General Finishes wipe on poly
Dimensions:  24x28x40
   
 
Project Title:  Marble Chairs
Vote Totals:  84
Description:  The chairs are made in two sections and are held to gather with the only metal in the project, two connector bolts and two barrel ...
First Name:  Wade
Last Name:  Holloway
Wood Used:  Southern red oak
Materials Used:  wood, glue, dowels, connector bolts
Finish Used:  Dark walnut Danish oil and wiping varnish
Dimensions:  16" wide, 30" high (seat at 13-1/2")
 
Tables  
 
   
 
Project Title:  George
Vote Totals:  5
Description:  This walnut foyer table was inspired by both George Nakashima, and James Krenov. The legs are joined to the stretchers with through mortises, and a ...
First Name:  John
Last Name:  Thomas
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  Walnut
Finish Used:  Lin seed oil
Dimensions:  12x48x30
   
 
Project Title:  Elk table
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  Side table.
All one piece walnut root and glass. The tangled nature of the root growth allowed the antlers to be carved with very little ...
First Name:  Alf
Last Name:  Sharp
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  glass
Finish Used:  oil/poly
Dimensions:  27H x 34L x 19W
 
   
 
Project Title:  Glass Ball Coffee Table
Vote Totals:  180
Description:  For few years now, my brother has taken a glass blowing course. One evening he showed me a large glass ball that he uses as ...
First Name:  Peter
Last Name:  Marcucci
Wood Used:  Lacewood and African Mahogany
Materials Used:  hand blown glass ball
Finish Used:  Polyurethane top, shellac on other surfaces
Dimensions:  34" long, 18" wide, 16" high
   
 
Project Title:  Chess Table
Vote Totals:  44
Description:  An all original design with mostly scroll saw work
features two dovetailed drawers with Blum motion drawer slides
LED lights in the base with ...
First Name:  David
Last Name:  Wood
Wood Used:  Maple, Walnut and Cherry
Materials Used:  Solid wood, Blum tandem full extension drawer slides, LED lights
Finish Used:  Lacquer, hand rubbed to high gloss
Dimensions:  25"x25"x29"h
 
   
 
Project Title:  Rosewood Coffee Table
Vote Totals:  6
Description:  I am weekend warrior and love creating and building my own designs. I found this tree in Central Florida which was being removed and ...
First Name:  Robert
Last Name:  Carr
Wood Used:  Rosewood and Maple
Materials Used:  Wood and Glue
Finish Used:  Laquer Semi-Gloss
Dimensions:  29L x 24" x 17"
   
 
Project Title:  Victorian Entry Tables
Vote Totals:  5
Description:  This pair of tables was designed to frame the doorway to my home and to blend with the existing antiques in the rooms adjacent to ...
First Name:  Jim
Last Name:  Barry
Wood Used:  Walnut, cherry
Materials Used:  wood, glue and metal table top fasteners
Finish Used:  Wipe on varnish
Dimensions:  19" w x 13" d x 28" h
 
   
 
Project Title:  Bar height trestle table
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  My wife wanted a large gathering table for family and friends. I found a plan for a small trestle table and redesigned it to suit. ...
First Name:  David
Last Name:  Britten
Wood Used:  Sycamore, maple and walnut
Materials Used:  Wood, glue, screws, finish
Finish Used:  Deftane satin polyurethane
Dimensions:  36" w x 119" l x 40" h
   
 
Project Title:  chess table
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  Made from a walnut tree my brother cut down for a friend of his. Chess set was brought back from Turkey by my son when ...
First Name:  Jon
Last Name:  Swartzendruber
Wood Used:  walnut
Materials Used:  alabaster stone
Finish Used:  laquer
Dimensions:  30"X24"X32" LWH
 
   
 
Project Title:  Campaign Briefcase Table
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  Small table which collapses into a box, with the table top forming the lid. Two leaves on the top open to double the table's surface.
First Name:  Brant
Last Name:  Doty
Wood Used:  Maple
Materials Used:  Brass desk hinges, brass card table hinges, brass bale & gate hooks.
Finish Used:  Shellac
Dimensions:  Closed: 4 1/4"H x 15 1/2"W x 11"D; open: 26"H x 22"W x 15 1/2"D
   
 
Project Title:  Out on a limb
Vote Totals:  11
Description:  The sourwood came from a storm damaged tree in my backyard. I cut the cherry tree myself and had it slabbed. For the base ...
First Name:  John
Last Name:  Renick
Wood Used:  Cherry top, Sourwood base, Heart pine inlay
Materials Used:  trees
Finish Used:  Waterlox
Dimensions:  80L x ~ 20W
 
   
 
Project Title:  Federal Dining Table
Vote Totals:  16
Description:  Dining table consisting of two Demi Lune tables and center drop leaf table. Table is principally Mahogany. The demi lune curves are bricklayer poplar with ...
First Name:  Brian
Last Name:  Laws
Wood Used:  Mahagony, Mahagony veneers, Poplar
Materials Used:  Holly veneer, Rule joint hinges
Finish Used:  BLO topcoat wipe on Poly
Dimensions:  42" x 116" x 30"
   
 
Project Title:  Ball and claw table
Vote Totals:  9
Description:  Inspiration for this Ball and claw table became practice for some elements of a future high boy.
First Name:  Kenneth
Last Name:  Royal
Wood Used:  white ash
Materials Used:  Various carving gouges used for carving
Finish Used:  Wiping varnish
Dimensions:  35L x 20W x 18H
 
   
 
Project Title:  Diamond Top Table
Vote Totals:  22
Description:  Multiple wood table top. Legs are maple with a sapele center.
Paramus High School Student
First Name:  Dominick
Last Name:  Smith
Wood Used:  Maple, sapele, oak, walnut, pine, padouk, purple heart
Materials Used:  Wood
Finish Used:  Water base poly
Dimensions:  24" x 48" x 32"
   
 
Project Title:  Gamble Style Game Table
Vote Totals:  79
Description:  This game table was designed using the Gamble House table for inspiration. I made the checker board flip on a brass pin and added brass ...
First Name:  Jalen
Last Name:  Waggoner
Wood Used:  Mahogany, Ebony. Mahogany, Ebony and Maple veneer.
Materials Used:  Leather
Finish Used:  Lacquer and Wax
Dimensions:  36x32x29
 
   
 
Project Title:  federal demilume table
Vote Totals:  8
Description:  federal demilume table
walnut with holly inlay
walnut veneer
oil and shellac finish
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Thompson
Wood Used:  walnut with holly inlay
Materials Used:  walnut, holly, oil, shellac
Finish Used:  oil and shellac finish
Dimensions:  29 x 36
   
 
Project Title:  Chippendale desk
Vote Totals:  74
Description:  18th century slant front desk
tiger maple with custom mixed dye,shellac
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Thompson
Wood Used:  tiger maple
Materials Used:  tiger maple with custom mixed dye, shellac
Finish Used:  custom mixed dye, shellac
Dimensions:  19 x 42.4 x 11
 
   
 
Project Title:  Marble Table
Vote Totals:  85
Description:  The wood is Southern Red Oak, it was cut down and taken to the saw mill about 10 years ago.
First Name:  Wade
Last Name:  Holloway
Wood Used:  Southern red oak
Materials Used:  wood, glue
Finish Used:  Dark walnut Danish oil and wiping varnish
Dimensions:  27" square, 18" high
 
 
Casework, Cabinets & Bookshelves  
 
   
 
Project Title:  Arts and Crafts Bathroom
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  A bathroom remodeled in the Arts and Crafts Style. I used Bob Lang's book, "Shop Drawings for Craftsman Interiors", to get a feeling for the ...
First Name:  Will
Last Name:  Highfield
Wood Used:  quarter sawn white oak
Materials Used:  hardwood, sheet goods, arts and crafts cabinet hardware, Accuride full extension drawer glides
Finish Used:  oil based stains and glazes, water based varnish
Dimensions:  bathroom was approximately 7' x 7'
   
 
Project Title:  Arts & Crafts Storage Entry Bench & Mirror Coat Ra
Vote Totals:  11
Description:  This piece was designed for our home entry as a place for people to sit down, take off their shoes, and hang up their coats ...
First Name:  Stephen
Last Name:  Erwin
Wood Used:  Quartersawn White Oak, Poplar
Materials Used:  Quartersawn White Oak, Poplar, Horton Brass Hinges, Rockler Lid Supports
Finish Used:  TransFast Dye, Boiled Linseed Oil, Shellac, Gel Stain, Polyurethane
Dimensions:  46.75L x 17.25D x 19H
 
   
 
Project Title:  New England Secretary
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  A traditional desk and bookcase in walnut. Created using design elements from mid 18thC New England, but not a reproduction of any individual existing piece.
First Name:  Alf
Last Name:  Sharp
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  brass hardware
Finish Used:  French polish
Dimensions:  83H x 44W x 20D
   
 
Project Title:  White Oak Entryway Cabinet
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  This is my Final Project for my Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology Course At Red River College. It’s made from all solid white oak, walnut, with ...
First Name:  Cameron
Last Name:  Nagelkop
Wood Used:  White oak, walnut, wenge, rosewood
Materials Used:  Solid Lumber, 6mm G1S sheet goods
Finish Used:  1 coat watcho dark walnut danish oil, 5 coats zinssers clear shellac, nitrocellulose lacquer
Dimensions:  30" x 30" x 18"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Free-Form Dresser
Vote Totals:  107
Description:  Chest of drawers made from reclaimed spalted maple and walnut. Construction is mortise and tenon with hand cut dovetail drawers.
First Name:  Tom
Last Name:  Hollis
Wood Used:  maple, walnut, poplar
Materials Used:  wood with metal pulls
Finish Used:  tung oil, wax
Dimensions:  56"H x 21 "W x 19 "D
   
 
Project Title:  Upcycled Blanket chest
Vote Totals:  34
Description:  In keeping with our shop's philosophy that just because a piece of wood started life as part of a wooden pallet doesn't mean that it ...
First Name:  John W
Last Name:  Barrett
Wood Used:  Pine, cedar
Materials Used:  Pine, cedar, oak, wood screws, glue, brass hardware
Finish Used:  polyurethane, Butcher's Wax
Dimensions:  Exterior dimensions: 21" high x 36" wide x 20" deep. Interior dimensions: 18" high x 34 wide x 18 d
 
   
 
Project Title:  Jewelry Cabinet with TV Lift
Vote Totals:  0
Description:  A 7 draw 2 door jewelry cabinet with a 42" TV and lift built in. Closes down to look like a piece of furniture. All ...
First Name:  Ronald
Last Name:  Bottino
Wood Used:  Poplar, Oak
Materials Used:  Nexus TV Livt System, Rockler Mini Drawer Ball Bearing slides, Krieg Fastners
Finish Used:  Annie Sloan Old Ochre Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan soft wax. Minwax Oil Stain, Enduro Satin Urethane
Dimensions:  43" Wide, 19" Deep, 42" High
   
 
Project Title:  Stained Glass Entertainment Unit
Vote Totals:  0
Description:  I built this for a friend. The dimensions were based around his vinyl collection and electronic components. My wife designed and made the stained glass
First Name:  Brian
Last Name:  Houf
Wood Used:  Maple and Poplar
Materials Used:  Stained Glass, Solid Maple and poplar, Birch plywood
Finish Used:  Honeytone Amber Dye, Dark Walnut gel stain, Polyurethane Varnish
Dimensions:  63" L, 28 1/2 H, 21 W
 
   
 
Project Title:  Block-front case
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  Idea for the project came from:

Glen Huey's" Building Period Furniture" book

Project title: "Massachusetts Block-Front Chest."
First Name:  Leo
Last Name:  Meilak
Wood Used:  cherry
Materials Used:  brass hardware, Cherry wood and shellac
Finish Used:  Shellac
Dimensions:  39 w 32 h 22 d
   
 
Project Title:  Rustic Bathroom Cabinet
Vote Totals:  0
Description:  This is my first attempt at making a cabinet of any type. I chose to make a rustic cabinet made from pallets. I recessed all ...
First Name:  John
Last Name:  Turner
Wood Used:  Pallet wood
Materials Used:  TiteBond III wood glue, 11/4" deck screws, steel wool, vinegar, various sanding pads, 1 1/2" brads
Finish Used:  Hand brushed poly
Dimensions:  36"x30"x14"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Cherry Blossom Tea Case
Vote Totals:  16
Description:  A curved front tea case, styled in a japanese fashion. The case was constructed out of layers of bending ply, and veneered with rosewood. The ...
First Name:  Gary
Last Name:  Staple
Wood Used:  Cherry, Rosewood, Olive ash, Sycamore, Walnut
Materials Used:  Bending ply, cherry, walnut, various vaneer, brass hindges and pulls
Finish Used:  Shellac, Wax.
Dimensions:  20"w53"h12"d
   
 
Project Title:  Ktchen Island
Vote Totals:  40
Description:  This island is the first step in a remodel for my wife.
Since we live in Arizona we wanted something rustic or maybe antique would ...
First Name:  Kenneth
Last Name:  Ross
Wood Used:  Maple, Mesquite
Materials Used:  Blum slides and hinges, antique copper hardware, dowels, biscuts, pocket screws
Finish Used:  Black silhoutte lacquer, Waterlox (top) clear lacquer ineterior
Dimensions:  7'6" long , 2' 8" wide and 3' 0" high
 
   
 
Project Title:  Roxbury Style Tall Case Clock
Vote Totals:  38
Description:  This Roxbury style tall case clock was designed from the ground up using elements found during research of pieces built in Massachusetts in the late ...
First Name:  Paul
Last Name:  Sanow
Wood Used:  Mahogany (sugar pine secondary)
Materials Used:  Wood, brass
Finish Used:  Shellac and beeswax
Dimensions:  87"h x 20.5"w x 10.5"d
   
 
Project Title:  Walnut Bedside Chest of Drawers
Vote Totals:  19
Description:  A bow-front chest of drawers in walnut. With shop sawn walnut crotch veneers over white oak drawer fronts with curly maple accent veneer on top ...
First Name:  Joseph
Last Name:  Maday
Wood Used:  Walnut ,Walnut Crotch veneer, White Oak, Quart. Sycamore
Materials Used:  Solid and veneer hardwoods, brass hardware
Finish Used:  Dye, Shellac, Wax
Dimensions:  24" wide, 16" deep, 28" high
 
   
 
Project Title:  Cabinet 13
Vote Totals:  267
Description:  This is a little tribute cabinet that will be given away as a gift in a good home. It follows along with James Krenov’s Cabinet ...
First Name:  Robert
Last Name:  Whelan
Wood Used:  Mahogan, Maple, Koa, English Brown Oak,Ebony
Materials Used:  Brusso Hinges
Finish Used:  Shellac,Wax
Dimensions:  The Cabinet is 59” tall, 29” inches wide and 9” in depth.
   
 
Project Title:  Oak Baby Bed
Vote Totals:  85
Description:  This is a solid Red Oak Crib that I made for my youngest Granddaughter. It is a convertible bed meaning that it will convert to ...
First Name:  Wade
Last Name:  Holloway
Wood Used:  Red Oak
Materials Used:  Hardware and mattress support is from American Furniture
Finish Used:  Hand rubbed Danish Oil
Dimensions:  57 1/8" wide x 31 3/4" deep x 43 3/8" high
 
   
 
Project Title:  Jefferson Filing Press
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  This is a Thomas Jefferson filing press inspired by several trips to Monticello. The ends are breadboard with astragal moldings top and bottom. Interior ...
First Name:  Jeff
Last Name:  Clinger
Wood Used:  Black walnut, sapele and poplar
Materials Used:  wood glue, brass screws
Finish Used:  wipe-on polyurethane
Dimensions:  32" H x 17" W x 14" D
   
 
Project Title:  Cherry Wall Cabinet
Vote Totals:  1
Description:  This is my version of a cabinet built by Tommy MacDonald. It features dovetails that join the case, sliding dovetails for the shelf, a shiplapped ...
First Name:  Stephen
Last Name:  Porter
Wood Used:  Cherry
Materials Used:  Titebond II, screws
Finish Used:  Shellac and Paste Wax
Dimensions:  16" Wide, 32" High, 8" Deep
 
   
 
Project Title:  Cherry chest on a chest
Vote Totals:  10
Description:  The design is from Glen Huey's Illustrated Guide to Building Period Furniture
First Name:  Kenneth
Last Name:  Royal
Wood Used:  Black cherry, white Ash and Pine
Materials Used:  Brass
Finish Used:  Wiping varnish
Dimensions:  72x36x20
   
 
Project Title:  Shaker Clock
Vote Totals:  2
First Name:  Jon
Last Name:  Schwen
Wood Used:  Mesquite, Walnut
Materials Used:  Mesquite and Walnut
Finish Used:  Deft Danish oil
Dimensions:  10" wide x 42" Tall
 
   
 
Project Title:  Art Nouveau Vanity
Vote Totals:  4
Description:  Art Nouveau vanity made from recycled oak and mahogany. Carved calla lilies on the front with carved door handles. Easily converted to add a sink.
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Fisher
Wood Used:  Oak and Mahogany
Materials Used:  Wood
Finish Used:  Varnish
Dimensions:  28"w x 24"d x 32"h
   
 
Project Title:  Blanket Chest
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  A blanket chest based on one in a book by Peter Turner. This one is built from maple with aromatic cedar interior and walnut and ...
First Name:  Kevin
Last Name:  Harris
Wood Used:  Figured Maple, spalted maple, curly maple, aromatic cedar and claro walnut
Materials Used:  wood, brass hinges and hardware, cotton rope
Finish Used:  oil and spray catalyzed varnish
Dimensions:  48"x18"x20"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Georgian Breakfront
Vote Totals:  16
Description:  Georgian Style breakfront illustrated and measures by Lester Margon. Everything to the crown molding is as described above that the swan necks have been reimagined. ...
First Name:  Brian
Last Name:  Laws
Wood Used:  Mahogany, Mahogany Crotch veneers, Poplar
Materials Used:  Case locks, shelf supports 'Antique' glass
Finish Used:  Garnet and blonde shellac and wax
Dimensions:  72"w x 13"d x 90"h
   
 
Project Title:  Cabinet
Vote Totals:  58
First Name:  Dean
Last Name:  Vande Griend
Wood Used:  Maple, Bloodwood
Materials Used:  hinges, screws
Finish Used:  polyurethane
Dimensions:  32"h x 20" w x 14.75"d
 
   
 
Project Title:  New England Style Shelf Clock
Vote Totals:  13
Description:  This clock was a 40th anniversary gift for my parents. It is based on shelf clocks in the New England style, but with my own ...
First Name:  Canlin
Last Name:  Frost
Wood Used:  Sapele, longleaf pine
Materials Used:  Wood, sheet steel, brass hardware, spring wound movement
Finish Used:  Boiled linseed oil, amber shellac, wax
Dimensions:  36" x 12"w x 7"
   
 
Project Title:  Tansu-Inspired Room Divider
Vote Totals:  527
Description:  The top panels, side panels and drawer faces are construction-grade hinoki that I resawed and glued into semi-bookmatched panels. The cabinet frames are Alaskan cedar. ...
First Name:  Bruce
Last Name:  Chaffin
Wood Used:  Alaskan cedar and Hinoki
Materials Used:  72 tansu drawer pulls, bamboo nails
Finish Used:  Tung oil
Dimensions:  Three cabinets, each 24"H, 24"W, 12"D
 
   
 
Project Title:  Walnet Dresser with Veneer
Vote Totals:  34
Description:  walnut chest of drawers
walnut veneer
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Thompson
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  Walnut
Finish Used:  oil
Dimensions:  6'5 x 30'
   
 
Project Title:  Chest on Chest
Vote Totals:  512
Description:  A reproduction 18-century chest on chest I just finished building. Hopefully you can see a little bit of carving I did in a seashell motif ...
First Name:  Mike
Last Name:  Allen
Wood Used:  Cherry, bookmatched cedar for drawer bottoms
Materials Used:  wood, glue
Finish Used:  Dye, oil/varnish and French-polished shellac with wax
Dimensions:  35 wide, 22.5 deep, 63 high
 
Miscellaneous: Turnings, Carving & Objects d'Art  
 
   
 
Project Title:  Rocking Horse
Vote Totals:  7
Description:  This is the rocking horse I built for my granddaughter
First Name:  Jeff
Last Name:  Goldberg
   
 
Project Title:  Extreme Birdhouses
Vote Totals:  15
Description:  This Extreme Birdhouse is made from 120 year old reclaimed barn wood , It has several balconies and a lookout tower on each corner . ...
First Name:  John
Last Name:  Looser
Wood Used:  120 year old Hemlock
Materials Used:  Hemlock , 16 gauge finish nails , 1/4" plywood ( insides ) , Barn master steel .
Finish Used:  Thompson,s water seal
Dimensions:  56 " square x 72" tall . Total height 15 ft .
 
   
 
Project Title:  Voluptuous clock
Vote Totals:  30
Description:  Original design walnut clock inspired by the outrageous French Baroque tall-case clocks.
First Name:  Alf
Last Name:  Sharp
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  Aluminum, abalone shell
Finish Used:  french polish
Dimensions:  85H x 25W x 18D
   
 
Project Title:  Fly Rod Case
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  Turned fly rod case made of Ceder with Cypress diamonds. Adjustable leather carry strap.
First Name:  Karry
Last Name:  Hardman
Wood Used:  Red Ceder and Cypress
Materials Used:  Ceder, Cypress, and learher
Finish Used:  Sherwin Williams Laquer
Dimensions:  33" X 2 3/4"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Pocket Hole Lamp
Vote Totals:  1
Description:  This triangle Pocket Hole Lamp was made from Cedar using a Kreg pocket hole jig. Pocket holes are usually hidden, so I thought I would ...
First Name:  Steve
Last Name:  Carmichael
Wood Used:  Cedar
Materials Used:  Cedar, Lamp Kit
Finish Used:  Lacquer
Dimensions:  6" x 6" x 16"
   
 
Project Title:  Extreme Birdhouses
Vote Totals:  5
Description:  This Extreme Birdhouse is made from white cedar , It is 68" square x 60" tall.
This bird mansion has 28 rooms , 4 ...
First Name:  John
Last Name:  Looser
Wood Used:  White Cedar
Materials Used:  cedar , barn steel , 16 gauge finish nails
Finish Used:  Thompsons waterseal
Dimensions:  68"x68"x60"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Intarsia Eagle
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  140 pieces
First Name:  Steve
Last Name:  Carrescia
Wood Used:  Black Walnut, Mahogany, and Maple.
Materials Used:  wood, bead for eye, masonite, and chain
Finish Used:  shellac and top coat
Dimensions:  10" x 22"
   
 
Project Title:  Race Trophy
Vote Totals:  8
Description:  Segmented wood turning. Made in two parts and then connected to make one. Lid begins with the Brazilian cherry layer.

Paramus High School Student
First Name:  Tim
Last Name:  Dungan
Wood Used:  Maple, Purple Heart, Brazilian cherry and Walnut
Materials Used:  Wood
Finish Used:  Shellac and wipe on polyurethane
Dimensions:  8" x 16"
 
   
 
Project Title:  T, Cha Bowl
Vote Totals:  19
Description:  Stack bowl made from radiata pine and blood wood accent. Wood burned and Water colored hibiscus.

Paramus High School Student
First Name:  Sairah
Last Name:  Abbasi
Wood Used:  Radiata pine and blood wood
Materials Used:  Radiata pine and blood wood
Finish Used:  Shellac and wipe on polyurethane
Dimensions:  4 1/2" x 8"
   
 
Project Title:  Fancy vase
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  Two part vase. Bottom made in two parts then put together to make one piece. Can be looked at as two different items, with the ...
First Name:  Stephen
Last Name:  Scheideler
Wood Used:  Maple, Purpleheart, Black Walnut, Walnut, Brazilian Cherry
Materials Used:  wood
Finish Used:  Shellac and wipe on polyurethane
Dimensions:  9.5"x17"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Rocking Horse
Vote Totals:  85
Description:  This is a Rocking Horse that I made for a Christmas gift this year. It is made from solid Walnut. I ordered the plans from ...
First Name:  Wade
Last Name:  Holloway
Wood Used:  Walnut
Materials Used:  Wood and Hemp for the tail
Finish Used:  Danish Oil with several coats of a wiping varnish mixture
Dimensions:  30" x 24" with the seat being 13.5" tall
   
 
Project Title:  Drinks Like a Fish
Vote Totals:  36
Description:  A sculptural piece depicting the skeletal rigcage of a fish which doubled up as a drinks cabinet.
First Name:  Alison
Last Name:  Wilson
Wood Used:  Sweet chestnut, sycamore and spalted beech
Materials Used:  Timber with student designed and made mild steel mechanism plus lead weights
Finish Used:  Shellac sand sealer and water based lacquer
Dimensions:  Approx 1.2 x 1.2 x.8m
 
   
 
Project Title:  Rack for hanging yoga mats
Vote Totals:  2
Description:  A portable rack made from curly maple that a friend asked me to build. It can hang up to four yoga mats to dry.
First Name:  Kevin
Last Name:  Harris
Wood Used:  Curly Maple with ebony wedges
Materials Used:  Maple and ebony
Finish Used:  Oil and wax
Dimensions:  38"H x 29"W x 12" D
   
 
Project Title:  Set of Squares
Vote Totals:  3
Description:  A set of squares inspired by the Popular Woodworking article on making bridge city style squares.
First Name:  Kevin
Last Name:  Harris
Wood Used:  Cocobolo
Materials Used:  Cocobolo, Brass, drill rod
Finish Used:  shellac and wax
Dimensions:  18" square down to 3"
 
   
 
Project Title:  Turtle Island
Vote Totals:  204
Description:  The origin of this piece was the promising maple burl slab I happened across in a local woodworking store. After the rough chainsaw marks were ...
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Johnson
Wood Used:  Basswood for the hand carved turtles, maple burl and driftwood base
Materials Used:  Square brass tubing attaches the turtles to their supports
Finish Used:  Turtles: Gel stain, lacquer, & wax. Burl: boiled linseed oil, lacquer & wax
Dimensions:  11"H x 23.5"W x 21.5"D
   
 
Project Title:  Elephant motif segmented vase
Vote Totals:  38
Description:  Applying also my data base knowledge in order to bring some innovation in the field of segmented woodturning, as a result, I succeed to go ...
First Name:  Mihai
Last Name:  Apostol
Wood Used:  Padauk, wenge, walnut and ash
Materials Used:  wood
Finish Used:  Herlac
Dimensions:  10,2'' x 5,6''
 
   
 
Project Title:  18 century Chippendale Tall Clock
Vote Totals:  61
Description:  18 century Chippendale Tall Clock
Tiger Maple, dyed dark cherry with shellac finish
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Thompson
Wood Used:  Tiger Maple
Materials Used:  Tiger Maple, dye, shellac
Finish Used:  dyed dark cherry with shellac finish
Dimensions:  94 x 19
   
 
Project Title:  18 century Chippendale Tall Clock
Vote Totals:  5
Description:  Tiger Maple, dyed dark cherry with shellac finish
First Name:  Bill
Last Name:  Thompson
Wood Used:  Tiger Maple
Materials Used:  Tiger Maple, dyed dark cherry and maple
Finish Used:  dyed dark cherry, and shellac finish
Dimensions:  94 x 19
 
 

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