|Projects by Dave Robinson - New Market, Iowa, USA
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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