Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dining Room

This is a photograph of my own dining room. Everything in my home has either been built, or restored by me.

Friday, November 13, 2009

hepplewhite cabinet

This cabinet was designed to serve as a bar that could hold bottles, and glasses. Its primary wood is mahogany with poplar secondary woods and is veneered in quarter sawn mahogany veneer, and contrasting satinwood. Its apron is a design that is as delicate and beautiful as any I have ever seen. The upper shelf is held up by antique brass supports and has a mirrored back.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cherry Stand

This small piece is the classic design for a side table. It is made of solid cherry that was milled in Natchez and has antique pine secondary wood. Though not visable in this photograph, the top has a particularly beautiful figured grain.

two drawer writing table

This writing desk was built around three period turned legs. The fourth had to be turned to match the period legs and reproduction casters were added. The drawers are banded in holly and are assembled using hand cut dovetails. The entire piece is mahogany with antique yellow pine for secondary woods. The inset leather top has a double row band of gold around its perimeter.

Mahogany and parcel guilt mirror frame

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chippendale shadow box

This shadow box was built for a local customer to house a sword that is a family heirloom. Its design is inspired by mirrors of the chipendale period and it is lined in felt the color of many Confederate uniforms. The face of the shadow box is hinged and has a latch on one side to allow access to the interior.

Cherry Corner Cabinet

Designed to fit this spacific wall, this corner cabinet is typical of early Natchez design. Each of the top doors is divided by eight panes of antique glass. The bottom section is divided by a single shelf and it is being used to store silver, the interior is lined with pacific cloth to assist in tarnish resistance.

Mahogany China Press

Built to be a top of the line dining room piece, this china press is second to none in my portfolio. Mahogany with mahogany veneer and poplar secondary woods, this piece has glass doors with a gothic influence and antique glass panes. the drawers are veneered in bookmatched crotch mahogany and cross banded in quarter sawn mahogany veneer. The cornice has five tablets that are also veneered in crotch veneer and each is also crossbanded in quarter sawn wood. The shelves are adjustable and each drawer is lined in pacific cloth and divided for silver storage.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Miniature Bookcase

This is a miniature bookcase built for a local client who collects miniature books. Its dimensions are 27" tall, 17" wide and 3.75" deep. Primary wood is mahogany with secondary wood of antique pine. It is finished with shellac and wax and is fitted with antique glass. Its proportions are spot on.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mahogany Wash Stand

This bed side table is built using mahogany, mahogany veneer, mahogany flame veneer and antique heart pine. With its lower shelf, it is designed to resemble a period wash stand.

chippendale mixing table

This Chippendale mixing table has classic beautiful lines. It is made of solid mahogany and has a white marble top. It is complemented with a hand rubbed shellac finish.


This cherry and mahogany huntboard was inspired by a period cypress piece that was built in Amite County, Mississippi. The original was much less refined, but had this same interesting arched shelf below the drawers. When I designed this one I used bookmatched mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts and I bookmatched veneer on the arch below as well. The carcass is of southern cherry and the top is Mahogany. All Secondary woods are antique yellow pine.

Empire Inspired Bed

This headboard was inspired by the clean lines of the American Empire style. Its elegant design is complemented with the use of book matched flame mahogany veneer in the panels and hand rubbed shellac finish.

Coffee Table

This simple coffee table was designed to resemble a short porch bench. It is made of antique yellow pine floor boards, antique cypress clap boards, and is fastened using antique square nails.

Pencil Post Bed

This classic pencil post bed is of solid mahogany. The posts are nearly four inches square and seven and a half feet tall. The tapered posts are chamfered, and each chamfer ends in a carved lambs tongue.

mechanical tressle table

This table was designed for a narrow space that is used as a breakfast room. When not in use, or being used by a small number of people, the leaves are folded on top of the table, but when more people will be sitting at the table, the leaves open and are supported by lopers that are hidden within the structure of the base. It is built of solid antique pine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Leather covered stool

This stool is one of th first things I built. It is designed around four antique feet of poplar. the wooden banding at the bottom is antique cherry and it is upholstered in charcoal colored leather with brass nails. It has a hinged lid and a well inside for storage. The bottom of the box is made of cedar.

Hepplewhite bed

This Hepplewhite bed is designed around the two antique foot posts which are turned and reeded with acanthus leaf carvings at the top of the posts just below the candle. The headboard has a melon shape and the head posts are square tapers. The rails are all mahogany and are double bolted and are bracketed.

cypress wardrobe

This is a cypress wardrobe built to house kitchen supplies. It was designed around a pair of antique cypress doors. The carcass, base and cornice are all built from antiuqe cypress that was milled to look as close to the doors as possible. It was then all dyed and shellaced to match.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cherry bookcase

This is a scaled down replica of a cherry bookcase that is found in the collection at Melrose, the home owned by the National Park service here in Natchez. Oral tradition holds that it originally came from Concord, a late 18th century home that burned in about 1900. It is built with primary wood of cherry and secondary wood of antique cypress. It sits on delicately turned legs and has hand dovetailed drawers.

Small Sheraton Server

This Mahogany server was designed to fit a spacific space between the two windows seen in this picture. It has delicately turned and reeded legs with a drawer front and doors that have been cross banded in mahogany and veneered in an oposing wood of Avadire. The secondary wood is antique yellow pine.