Rustic, Adirondack inspired, live edge desk with hand cut dovetails and walnut bow ties. I always wanted to build a desk from one live edge slab.
This was a fun project. The refinishing of the quarter sawn oak came out great. A custom ink drawing on the top was created for some added character.
The customer who purchased Reclaimed Table 02 used it as a TV Stand and asked for a custom coffee table be made to match. I used all rough sawn walnut and cherry as my materials. Some of the process of creating this table can be found on the blog, dated 8/13/2016.
Children need steps to reach the sink, counters, etc.
This design is made to help them do just that, and do it safely.
The child can guide themselves up the steps with the built in hand rails and feel independent. Plus the stain and finish are non toxic, just in case they use it as a chew toy.
This table has a reclaimed mahogany top from the base of RCT01.
The base of this one was completely made from locally sourced walnut that I processed all from rough cut lumber.
All reclaimed materials: I came across an old maple counter top or desk top that I trimmed down, sanded, stained, and coated in a matte finish.
The base was made from and old pine cabinet that cut down into the needed pieces and then painted in a matte white.
This table was constructed from a salvaged base made of Mahogany and a top made from an old pine door.
Simple construction with a matte white paint on the base and a quick sanding, staining, and matte finish on the top.
The seventh version of the third series of stands I have been working on.
This particular one is made from locally sourced walnut, same tree as the base of Reclaimed Table 02.
I donated this piece to the RE/MAX Plus 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the
Children's Miracle Network of Hospitals and our local Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong.
Four species of wood, walnut, cherry, oak, and poplar, make up this coffee table.
The top has been glued up as a solid slab and the shelf below is made into slats to add some character.
All supported by a poplar frame.
Almost all of the wood used in the construction of these end tables came from an old entertainment center.
They are solid pine with a Jacobean stain and semi-gloss finish.
The single drawer added some storage space and a little weight to these extremely light tables.
This bench was a commissioned piece that needed to be designed to fit in a hallway and have a rounded corner to keep everyone's knees safe.
It also needed to be tall for the client who is 6'7" and needed shelves for shoes below.
The final product came out great and the client was very pleased.
This was more of an experiment in working with reclaimed wood and playing with geometric design on the legs than anything else,
but the final piece came out really well.
This was a mock-up for a series of stands.
It is much shorter than the design, but it came out great.
It is built from white pine and poplar with cabinet grade plywood sides
and drawer front that were hand selected for the pattern.
The result of not wanting to throw away any scrap cherry and walnut. Besides the great looking top I love the way the three walnut slats turned out for the base shelf.
With a reclaimed piece of glass I designed a side table to be used as a show piece.
The glass is nicely recessed and fits snug, so it does not move around at all.
This simple, modern, and sleek design is both functional and trendy.
Made for everyday use, light, durable, and attractive.
These are the smallest of the standard style stands I make.
They work great as nesting tables, plant stands, speaker stands, end tables, night stands, etc.
These are the largest of the standard style stands I make.
They work great as nesting tables, plant stands, speaker stands, knickknack display stands, art display stands etc.
Two large and deep drawers to accommodate plenty of clothing and the functionality of a bedside stand.
This was an experiment in color. I took a chance on the stains, but the two tone look came out great. The new owner was more than happy when he saw this finished piece.
This Victrola cabinet was in rough shape when I salvaged it. Through a little work it came back to life re-purposed as a storage cabinet / entry stand.
Although this antique oak table had been used outside as a planting station, I was able to bring it back to it's original look.
When I was given this desk kids had carved and drawn on the top, the finish was worn off in many places, and it was in serious need of refinishing. The result speaks for itslef.
The picture does no justice, the final result made the desk look new.
Another landfill rescue, I saw that this little cherry table had a lot of potential.
I decided to leave it in a natural state to show off the wonderful front grain pattern on the serpentine drawers.
A great find in someone's basement. Solid cherry that needed to be shown off instead of a horrible veneer.
This was a great project. Tung oil was applied for the new finish and the result was great. It had a beautiful grain pattern and the picture does it no justice.
Rescued from going to a landfill, this desk took a little work but turned out great.
Found on the side of the road in horrible condition, I brought this cabinet back to life.
Now a couple uses it as a TV stand in their family room.
This child's desk was in rough shape. It had potential though. With some serious sanding I was able to make it usable again. With only a couple coats of stain, it came back to a natural finish.
This solid wood desk was a found item from a basement. The desk was in very rough shape cosmetically and needed some work structurally.
A solid oak Queen Anne coffee table that had been scratched, gouges, and colored on. After some sanding and refinishing the table was back to new.
These chairs were made by the Angel Steel Company for a Rochester, NY factory and many years later were found along a roadside.
Most likely from the late 1950's or early 1960's, they are still as sturdy as the day they were made.
A friend purchased this and requested that it be cleaned
and a new piece made to replace the broken bottom accent.
You can see from the before pictures that this piece was in rough condition. The final result speaks for itself.
Another solid wood desk that had structural and cosmetic damage.
New drawer rails, structural reinforcement, sanding, paint, and polyurethane fixed all of that.
Built in the 1930's, some minor repair work and quite a bit of exterior cleaning and mild refinishing, it now looks like the day it was made.
Rescued from going to the dump, this piece turned out better than I could have ever expected.
Another item that was being tossed away but had amazing potential.
This hutch is most likely from the early 1940's.
Sitting on the roadside, waiting for garbage day, this piece found new life. After constructing a new drawer, reconditioning the top, staining, and polyurethane; this desk found it's way to a newly married couples home.
Someone hand made this desk from old cabinets and drawers.
I have no way of dating this desk other than the design of the cabinet panels that makes it's sides, most likely from the early 1940's or 50's.
This was a custom build for someone with an oversized couch that was very deep and had tall sides. The customer was very pleased with the result.
A custom design for specific components. Made from Poplar and birch and finished in Sedona Red.
This solid built TV stand is made to hold upwards of 500lbs.
Designed with components and gaming consoles in mind, I made it open and extremely durable.
My classic design small and medium bookcase set finished in Dark walnut.
Originally designed to hold all my DVDs, this is one of the first pieces I designed and built that I could truly say I was proud of.