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.