Woodworking - Older Projects





A Country Gazebo


I was really young working with my father and his partner when we built this gazebo in Illinois.




A sun room with a lot of wood!


The owner used this room to showcase some of his hunting trophies. I believe the wood was Cedar.



An oak table with an interesting design




Decks


Decks were always a fun summer job. They go up quick and there's a lot to show for the money and time invested. I can't count the number we built over the years working with my father.



Custom Cabinetry


Illinois loves oak furniture! We had the opportunity to build quite a few display cases, bookshelf units, and other custom cabinetry over the years. Our furniture and built-in units were never light, but they were solid. I especially liked working with cabinetry that had radius openings. It added a lot of character to the piece and made the process more challenging.


Work Done in California


After graduating college in Illinois, I moved to California for a change of pace from the small town I had grown up in. I lived and worked just outside of Anaheim in Southern California. Here are a few of the projects I was able to take pictures of before they left the shop to be installed.



My Dream Library


Being with a larger company, I spent most of my time working in assembly. I rarely had the chance to go on the job site during installation. I managed to stop by the site for the installation of their library. I love books and have always dreamed of having a library to relax in at night to smoke a pipe and read Dostoevsky. This library was a long ways from completion when I took the pictures and the lighting wasn't optimal but it still gives a sense of what a beautiful space it was to be when complete.