Custom made furniture and cabinetry I build things out of wood, mostly for kids, and mostly my own original designs.
Ok. A guy in Arizona said he wanted to get his wife an amazing 25th aniversary present. He wanted to incorporate their wedding song in to a piece of art. He found me, a guy that makes xylophones. Long story short (this project started back in July) this is what we came up with. It incorporates the song, the colors in their house and the mountainous landscape out their front door. Plus it sounds awesome even when hanging on a wall (but not in this recording in the comments). This is easily in my top 5 projects.
Keys are blood wood and wenge, background is poplar plywood, frame is stained walnut.
It's been while since I posted anything here and a while since I completed a project (very busy sumer). Here's my latest.
In March of 2021 I was contacted by a fellow that was planning on renovating an old 2 family home in the SU area into two apartments. 2½ years and many setbacks later, here is the listing of the apartment (though it's not completely done). Now it's time to play, what did Mike build (hint, I used a lot of white oak).
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She has still got it.
This is a Xylo-polycodrium. It's an instrument designed by a musician in Michigan based on his research in to medieval musical precursors to mallet instruments. I can't tell if that makes it very old or very new. What I do know is it is very heavy. (And a case to store it in).
Another kitchen refacing! The colors came out a little off from my phone pics, but I assure that red looks really good! The dark blue is the before.
Here's a kitchen I refaced last week. Actually have the before and after! Not really a modernizing, more like a retro-izing. Also pictured is the cabinet I built for them 3 years ago that they wanted to match.
A successful trip of deliveries to NYC yesterday. I made 5 stops, delivered 2 large projects, one small (not pictured), met with a future client and went back to a previous client to adjust an old project. Most amazing part of the trip was with all these stops in Manhattan I only paid for parking 1 time (if you've driven in NYC you'll know why this is special)!
Would you believe I've never made a cutting board before?
Curly maple and wenge.
A very specifically sized end table. Made to match an existing coffee table (I don't often build with pine🌲). The lowered bit is also a 32 inch long drawer.
Quarter sawn white oak.
Time for my biannual workshop clean out! I may have to reassess my "keep it/toss it criteria?
I also did the last month. It's covering an unused fireplace.
The project isn't new and different, but I did remeber a before and pics! So that's new!
This was so tricky. Getting the arch just right on the top took a few tricks. Made of mahogany with a custom stain.
I assure you I am still building things. Just the last few things were not interesting enough to post. But thus one is! Never made a sliding barn style door before. Surprisingly easy!
Walnut and curly maple dresser. Designed to match the bed and side tables I built last fall (also pictured). It's like a whole bedroom set!
Plus these are one of my favorite clients! Three project an counting! It's fun to make real furniture again.
This one was for me! I finally made something for me! And all the wood used came from trees that fell down in the big storm of 1998 (and then lived in someone's basement until 3 years ago). White oak and stained walnut.
I'm still trying to contact our contest winner. If anyone knows Dan Marshall, let him know I'm trying to find him.
Look at that thing, just sitting there collecting dust!😆
If you know, you know!
We have a winner! Watch the video below and see who the winner is! Also while you're watching see if you can count all the projects in the video that I have made. Put your guess in the comments.
The project of the year winner was the bench and cubbies project in did in Jamesville. Funny story about that project. I had to sand and re-stain that bench THEEE TIMES because splotches kept showing up. 😫
Make sure you watch until the end to hear a special message from Joey (and the soul eating glare I throw his way)
There is still time to vote in my end of the year contest. The drawing will be this weekend. Tell your friends!
Time once again for my end of the year round up and drawing!
Below are all the major projects I completed this year (34 total!😀). You can vote for your favorite by liking or commenting on the picture.
Then one project will be named project of the year and one voter will be chosen to win a prize (a custom mafe piece of woodworking by me!). Previous winners have received a pizza peel, serving tray, outdoor bird house, large cutting board, etc.
Your votes count as your entry in the drawing. You may vote for as many projects as you like but it will only count as one entry to the drawing.
Good luck everyone! Vote today and then tell your friends to vote.
Another one finished. I didn't build the cabinets, I just added the doors, the top and the floating shelves.
First complete kitchen refacing! So many miscalculations! But it worked out in the end!
I drove through a blinding blizzard, on unplowed roads, and had to work through 2 drill battery's dying to deliver and install this coffee bar. I think it was worth it.
Here is a project I did about a month ago. I built the frame out of plywood, Memphis Hardwoods "veneered" it with red oak, and then another contractor applied the finish to match the rest of the room. I like it. However it is ridiculously heavy! Glad I didn't have to move it in to the basement it ended up in.
And here are "the twins" with their king! Dresser coming later.
This one took way longer than I expected. (Mostly because I made a small mistake on the stained bench seat and had to redo it. 🤦♂️).
Looks like I haven't posted in a while! Don't worry I've been busy. See below.
Here comes another one!
I finally remember the before picture!
Finally finished one. It's been a while. If it looks familiar it very similar to a job I did last year.
This client may get the reward for most satisfied customer ever! He was quite pleased. I enjoyed trying to match the original cabinets.
A client/friend of mine sent me this pic from his summer place in Italy. That tray I made has a more exciting life than I do!
Remember the contest I did back in January? Here is what the winner chose for their prize. Walnut Pizza peel for a pizza oven. Now I want pizza 🤔
Another cherry bench. I think this is the 5th or 6th time I've made this exact bench. I've added a pic of the first one I made with model to show how long ago it was. 🥰
I really enjoyed making this bed. And I even kept it pretty close to the concept pic.
Walnut slabs and maple with matching table.
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