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Cherry Curio Cabinet

Bryan writes: Made for my mom with Cherry. This pic shows the Curio as unfinished It was later finished with cherry stain and clear poly.
Rocking Horse

Bryan writes: Made this for my Granddaughter, Emily, she loves horses.
Muskoka Chair and Foot Stool

Bryan writes: Made from old discarded cedar boards I found and cleaned-up. The foot stool was my idea and the chair is one made by Norm Abram on the
New Yankee Workshop.
High Chair

Bryan writes: I made this high chair for our latest granddaughter, now 6 months old. It is made out of white Oak, finished with Minwax dark Walnut stain and 3 coats of Minwax Helmsman spar urethane. I got the plan from the April 1992 issue of Wood magazine, they are similar to the plans found in the
Rockler catalog. I got the hardware for the tray and safety strap from Rockler.
Wash Stand/Changing Chest

Bryan Writes: The plan is of a 1760 Dutch Colonial Wash Stand. I made this for my #3 granddaughter in 2000. I added an extra drawer at the top to raise the top from 33 in. to 39 in. as the top was to be used to change the baby. Made of Pine and stained #230 Minwax with lacquer finish. Some features include- turned blocks for feet and dovetailed drawers. Plan was from the book Building Classic Antique Furniture by Bair Howard.
TV Stand

Bryan writes: This TV stand is made of White Oak and measures 24 in. wide x 18 in. deep x 19 in. high. It is stained Golden Oak with a lacquer finish. The raised panels are done on the 3 hp shaper with a 5 in. diameter raised panel cutter and I use a power feeder to push them past that big cutter. It took 3 passes to raise the panel. The bottom is biscuited to sides, and back panel sits in 3/4 deep rabbet. The top is held on screws through corner blocks.
Billiard Rack

Bryan writes: Made for a co-worker from Oak and Oak paneling, with a clear poly finish. A plan in adobe pdf. is available upon request, just
e-mail Bryan.
Magazine Rack

Bryan Writes: Magazine holder in White Oak, stain is Golden Oak and 2 coats poly. Handy gift project. A plan in adobe pdf. Is available upon request, just
e-mail Bryan.
Desk w/Hutch

Bryan writes: This desk with hutch is made of Pine. Also called a Plantation Desk. Using basic info for a desk; I drew up a plan and made the hutch deeper to accommodate the wife's treasures. I used 2 coats of minwax poly shades and 1 coat of gloss.
Oak Hall Table

Bryan writes: I made this hall table out of Oak. I found the design very interesting and it was a nice challenge to build.
Fire Place Mantle

Bryan writes - This fire place mantle is made of Red Oak, the mantle is 13" deep x 54" high and 62" wide to accomodate gas fireplace with 5" of tile exposed, the top is 17-1/2" x 69-1/4" and the edge is doubled up stock for a 1-3/4" thick top. It sits on a 2 x 6 base & 5/8 " sheathing thats 18"x 72" . The bottom edge of the top was routered with a French Table bit. Crown moulding made with sears molding head in TS. I did the raised panels  on my shaper with large 5" dia. cutter and a
Freud Door Making Set for the rails and stiles. Finish is 2 coats of Min-Wax's Red Mahogany , 2 coats of sanding sealer and 2 coats satin lacquer.
Corner Fire Place Mantle

Bryan writes - I built this corner fire place on 2x6 base 42" along wall. The top measures 43" along the wall Overall height is 48"-6" high base.It is built as separate pieces and assembled on site, baseboard, hearth board, front leg/raised panel & crown moulding section and the top. Made from Red Oak, stained using Minwax Red Mahogany and a Satin Lacquer finish
Roll Top Desk

Bryan writes - I used the plan from FWW magazine as a guide to make this solid cherry roll top desk.
4-Poster Bed

Bryan writes - I made this Early American style 4 poster bed, in soft maple. The plan is free from
Shopsmith 5 in 1 tool site, good plan, lots of instructions and diagrams. Posts are turned as 3 pieces, and glued together. Bed roll is 2 pieces. I finished it with 2 coats of stain, and 4-5 coats gloss lacquer. I made for my 3 yr old grandaughter.
Console Table

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Another Corner Mantle

Bryan writes - Oak mantle, no tile around fireplace. Stained red mahogany.
A Child's Rocker

Bryan writes - Made out of Walnut, this one has some really wild grain.
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