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Fiber Optic Sofa Table

Joe Writes: "A sofa table made of solid cherry and walnut burl veneer top that has been accentuated by 835 strands of .5 millimeter fiber optic filament. The lighting device is controlled by a motion sensor, which triggers a three-minute light show. A halogen light bulb is used that is bright enough for daylight viewing. When the light is off, the fibers assume the color of the burl top and are practically invisible."
Kitchen Remodel

Joe Writes: This is my kitchen completely remodeled. I built all the cabinets, shelves, drawers and counter top to give our kitchen a complete makeover.

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Magazine Stand

Joe writes – I made this magazine rack out of Walnut and Oak. I never thought that walnut and oak would look together until I finished this project. The woods remind me of a Reese's peanut butter cup. No stain here, but finished with polyurethane, measures 14.5” h x 13” w.
Scroll Sawn Gazelle

Joe writes – I made this Gazelle out of Zebra Wood, it is attached to a Walnut base that has been veneered with Madrone Burl. I didn’t use any stain, just finished it with Lacquer. It stands about 12” high, a fairly simple project that looks classy on a desk or on a mantle.
Entertainment Center

Joe writes – This entertainment center is made from Oak, stained with Minwax Provincial and finished with polyurethane. Features solid brass hardware, full extension drawer slides, raised panel doors, dentil molding, and tempered glass shelving. The upper doors ride on cable driven "pocket door" hardware. For some reason, the stain made the cabinet look as if it were made from chestnut. This is not what I originally intended but it does look nice! Dimensions are 80”t x 35”w x 26”d.
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