This is a rear- quarter view of a pulpit that
I made for the New Hope Baptist Church in Milport, NY. This is a shop picture, and the wood isn't finished yet, but notice
the "figure" in the grain. The pulpit was built from two slabs cut from a walnut crotch that was left behind by the
This is a corner cabinet that was built to
sit in a corner behind the pulpit. It has three sliding shelves behind the doors that are paneled with a book- leaf
pair of figured black walnut boards.
In 20007, my daughter asked me to build
her a dining room table. She asked about spalted maple, and I recalled several small soft maple trees that had been cut as
cull and left to decay. I had considered cutting them for firewood, but rejected them as "too cruddy". I returned to the
logs and brought back a sample to consider. I cut it up and dried it in the microwave; the wood was sound and it was fully
as pretty as any such wood you could buy.
The chairs are commercial units that I customized by making some of the spalted maple into veneer strips and gluing it
to the chair backs.
This black walnut desk was built for my
daughter- in -law for Christmas 2009. It features two file drawers, and two roll- out shelves, one for the computer and
one for the shredder. The top is made from narrow strips of black walnut laid on edge, like a miniature bowling alley.
I built this table for my wife for Christmas 2006, using
boards cut from a dying red oak that I had culled from our woods in 2003.
This enterteinment center was my wife's Christmas 2011
present. It came from the same tree as the table did.
This was a (sort of) quick ditty that I
did for my daughter's sewing room. The oval white oak top sits on an old Eldridge sewing machine base. A piece of figured
black walnut fills in where the cast iron base was broken.
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The hutch in this picture was made from a
white pine tree that grew right about where the refrigerator stands near-by. I tried to avoid cutting the tree when we
built the cabin,
but any other solution made more problems. The hutch is a nice way to remember the tree.