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Hoosier Stool

Dave writes: This stool is an antique reproduction if a circa 1920's stepstool made originally my the Hoosier Mfg. Co. of New Castle, Indiana and was sold as the "Hoosier Step Saver" It feaures mortise/tenon joinery and is made of Birch, although the original was made of Oak, and finished in a Mahogany stain. The plans come from Woodworkers Journal, June 2002.
Quilt Rack

Dave writes: This piece is made of solid Oak and features mortise and tendon joints for the rails. This was my own design (no plans)
Shadow Box

Dave writes: I made this shadow box made for a lady in town. It was designed specifically for a 100+ yr. old doll. The box is made from 1/2" hickory and the pedestal is made of Western Red Cedar, just to help control moths and such that could ruin the doll.
Step-Table

Dave writes: This step-table is an Early American piece made of Pine and features dovetailed joints on the drawer. It is finished in 'Colonial Pine" stain and 3 coats of poly.
Workbench

Dave writes: This is my workbench I built out of an old solid core hospital door and 2x6s. Bottom shelves were added & are 1x6 cedar fence boards, and since the picture it has also been stained in special walnut with 2 coats of spar urethane. Total cost of the project was around $50.
Bed of Hickory

Dave writes: I made this bed out of hickory, and it features through mortise & tenon joinery. The finish is
Velvit Oil Mahogany, which in my humble opinion is the finest finish available. The bed slats are simple pine. A matching trundle bed is being made to match and complete the set.
Curio Cabinet

Dave writes The cabinet is made of Walnut with mirror back and stained with Velvit Oil Mediterranean Walnut and the hardware is antiqued brass.
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