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This custom piece was created using the customer's slab, felled from their family home's back yard, milled and dried here in Stillwater. I flattened and surfaced the slab, made the bowties, cut their mortises and glued them in place, flushed them to the surface, completed the surfacing process, finished, and installed the piece.
A special project from start to finish. The customer had an old pine dining table built by her grandfather. The goal was to take a simple slat table and increase the size of the top while simultaneously altering the design. We created something entirely new using mostly materials original to the disassembled table. To accomplish the increased size the slats were resawn and veneered onto an MDF sheet in the chevron pattern, after dye was applied. Epoxy topcoat.
This small cabinet was custom designed and built for a family ranch in Purcell, OK. The redbud wood for this piece was felled, milled, dried, and crafted in Stillwater and Guthrie (rough milling done in Guthrie at Gooch Sawmill). We chose the redbud for this project because it is Oklahoma's state tree, and just so happened to also have a pleasant yellow color along with spalting. The yellow provides a great contrast for the wenge inlays bordering a spalted maple inner inlay.
So far I have made around ten of these serving trays. The box is made from curly maple, and the bottom panel is zebrawood and generally features a stenciled letter in the center of the bottom panel. The box is continuous grain around the exterior with splined miter joints. The splines are wenge. The walls feature a spalted maple inlay wrapped around the exterior.
I built this fancy box for my files and wrenches. Walnut walls, spalted maple book matched slats veneered on 3/4" ply. Interior is MDF base with 1/4" ply dividers. Shellac and lacquer finish.
A set of three lidless boxes was designed using the customer's custom-designed and fabricated table legs from their new dining set. Each box has a unique CNC-carved inlay pattern filled with gray epoxy, and two padauk lines running around the perimeters. The boxes and bottom panels are made from solid zebrawood with a strong feather figure in the grain.