The following shots are projects sent in by readers. It’s always nice to see some other examples of the projects and interesting to note the variations incorporated in design, wood species and details. I’m very happy and excited to share these with you and welcome everyone to send in some more.
The first came from Christopher Lindsay at the Combray Furniture Studio.
Chris was building a contemporary jewelry making cabinet for his wife and decided to use half of the design from Project 5 (Picture Perfect) in my book. It’s very interesting to see how he used half of the dimensions to create this beautiful bank of drawers. I also found it quite interesting to see how he left the sides of the cabinet open to show the drawer sides. This was actually something I considered doing in my own version of the piece. I don’t recall if I mentioned it in the text but I also considered using glass for side panels…maybe the next one?
You can follow along with Chris through the entire building process on his great blog.
Well done Chris and thanks for sharing!
The second came from Richard Siudek of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Richard built his own version of Skinny Legs and All…the small side table, Project 3.
This is what Richard had to say-
Well it is finally complete! There are a few mistakes but I certainly learned a lot and overall it was fun! The milling and dimensioning were done on a machine but the rest was by hand. I used some leftover ash which was not ideal from a grain viewpoint; the drawer fronts are walnut and the pulls were purchased.”
It’s interesting to see how the prominent grain in the ash plays through the tapered legs. Lots of nicely made dovetails here and a piece you should be proud to call your own. Well done Richard, and thanks again for sharing this.
And finally, another project from the book but this time a pair of shop bents.
For those of you who don’t yet have a copy of Made by Hand, I should tell you that besides the furniture projects, the book also has a few work shop ‘appliances’ and this one is from Larry Marshall over at Wood n’ Bits Workshop. Larry blogged his way through the entire process of making these and I can say that I was laughing out loud while I read his posts. Some great writing and another great example of one of the book project. Thanks again for sharing Larry~
Here is another version of project 3-Skinny Legs and all…sent in by Chris Paluch in Chicago. Chris used padauk, cherry and ash in his version of the small side table. I like how Chris changed up the front drawer
configuration from three to two drawers giving his own spin on the design. Nice job Chris and thanks again for sharing these with us!
The next example is from the first project chapter, the Cabinetmakers Toolchest sent in by Tyler Lancaster who is in his 2nd year of the Heritage Carpentry program in Perth, Ontario.
Tyler made his version of the toolchest over the holidays using some cherry for the main carcass and black walnut for the trim. I’m thrilled that he took the time to send in some pics-Great job Tyler and thanks again for sharing.
Here is another great example of the Toolchest design sent in my Lucas Stein from Los Angeles, CA. He took the design and made it his own. An open version with two interior storage areas. Good job Lucas and thanks again for sharing.
This version of Skinny legs and all was sent in by Ashley in Burma. He used reclaimed Teak and Pinkado for the drawer fronts. You can see a post about this table here.