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 A side board made from a highly figured Bubinga log with door panels made from Myrtle burl. Carved amboyna burl pulls with ebony banding help relate the piece to the wall panel.. Hanging wall panel is figured white burr oak with Bubinga accent material.

 

 
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A treasure box for holding collectables. This box is made up from 518 pieces  consisting of 9 different woods, 3 metals and green turquoise stone

         

 

This is a private residence Library we made from English Brown Oak. The Library has many architectural  details along with hand worked surfaces and hand applied finishing techniques. We found this wonderful Brown Oak from the aftermath of  Hurricane Hugo. 

 

This is the corner of our woodshop with a few current projects. The table  top is a slab of Coco Bolo Rosewood from  Central America, the base is a European elm. The corner cabinet is of Cherry, and the highboy is Mahogany.

 

 

     

Large meditation panel

 Large Ebony panel with silver, mother of pearl, and semi precious gem stone inlays. The Frame and stand are Kamtala wood.

The moon contains several square feet of mother of pearl, the leaves and branches contain 4.5 pounds of silver and the dragon fly contains about 60 grams of semi gem stones. All inlayed into a lot of ebony.

 

 

 

Hand work was the main focus with this study in a private residence. The materials are a European Pine that we eventually toned to the color of the mantle, also European Pine. There is an abundance of carving in this room from pinwheels to fluted and beaded details.  

         

This high chest or highboy is a Queen Anne style. Cherry is the primary wood for the cabinet with White Pine as the secondary woods for the drawers. This is a Portsmouth NH. design around 1760. Fan carving on the drawers and spoon slipper feet create a refined touch..

 

 

A Fancy Doorway leading to a drawing room in a private residence. The wood is very difficult to carve, it is a Southern Long Leaf Pine. The Knots add to the carving challenges.

         

  

This is a Mahogany high chest commonly called a highboy chest. These chests were a sizable piece of furniture requiring a fare amount of resources and time. There are 186 hand cut dovetails in this piece. The Carvings are a shell on the drawers and foliage on the skirt and knees. The ball and claw feet, flame finials, fluted corner columns and leaf scrolls at the top round out the carvings.

 

The  "eating nook" trim and wall panels were made from Romanian Beech. The table was an expanding pedestal design made from Old recovered American Chestnut. The Chairs were mixed woods with milk painted surfaces.

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