Category Archives: Wood slab

The “Flitch-n-Stitch”

I haven’t taken much time recently to build non-custom pieces, but yesterday, I did it out of necessity. Somehow in the past year, I turned into an antique sewing machine table hoarder. How that happened, I have no idea.  The … Continue reading

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Burl Table

Waiting for wood to season is like waiting for a kettle to boil. Times 100,000,000. I’ve been eyeing up this burl for years. And once I saw what the slices looked like, I HAD to build something with it. Immediately. Apparently bar-top … Continue reading

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Lincoln Log Bench

I have a super power. For some odd reason, my brain automatically combines idioms. I don’t have to even think about it; it just happens. Not sure when it started, but it’s second nature to me now. When I consciously try … Continue reading

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Growth Chart

Until recently, there was an old apple tree that stood alone on a hillside overlooking the Bennington valley. If you’ve ever been apple picking or you’ve seen an orchard with these gnarled specimens, you are aware that apple trees are not known … Continue reading

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Adir-onic Sofa Table

The Hudson river not only separates Vermont and New York, but the Adirondack and Taconic mountain ranges. And while custom Adirondack furniture has saturated stores west of the river, I rarely see it across the state border in my neck … Continue reading

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Kooky Birds

My shop currently looks like I hijacked Santa’s work space and kicked out all of the elves. A friend told me about a bazaar at a school near Mt. Bromley. Vendors set up in the gym, and teachers and students come … Continue reading

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“Franken” Coasters

We were required to read Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as part of our lit curriculum growing up. I dreaded opening the book, having flashbacks of Freddy Krueger clips I unhappily caught on the TV screen at pre-teen sleepovers. I’ve tried to play … Continue reading

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Spalted Maple Bar Stools w/ Inset River Rock Accent

  No joke. I’m probably going to cry when I run out of lumber from this beautiful old tree. This custom order required me to come up with something rustic yet contemporary, per the client’s taste. She wanted me to use the irregular pieces of the … Continue reading

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Spalted Maple Stools

As a saver, I’ve been told I have some weird stipulations on what a “splurge” is. Anything that money is spent on extravagantly is a splurge to me. Grabbing a cup of coffee out. Getting lunch out. OR. In this week’s case, … Continue reading

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Pallet Turkeys

Uncle Bob and I were shooting the breeze a few months ago, talking about woodworking at a baby shower. (Not just any baby shower, mind you. One with a reggae band. I love my friends and the fact that they … Continue reading

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