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Birdseye Mantle Box

This birdseye maple box came from a board that I purchased locally several years ago.  It contained a lot of heart wood and sap wood.  Normally, such a board is a bit difficult to use in a piece of furniture […]

Lacewood Box

On a recent visit to Woodcraft (formerly Midwest Woodworking) in Omaha, I discovered a new addition to the outstanding selection of wood carried by the store.  Among several nice pieces of lacewood, I found one with a section near the […]

Updated Mantle

Shortly after buying our home and moving in nearly six years ago, I discovered that the rough cedar mantle, stained a dark walnut, had been broken and reattached to the stub hanging from the rock wall.  I noticed later that […]

Checkerboards

I rather quickly put together some checkerboards for my children (and families) for Christmas. All the boards are made from the same stock of Birdseye maple and Paduk.  Both are beautiful woods and bring great characteristics. This board is wrapped […]

Cherry With a Curly Maple Top

This box is made of Cherry with a Curly Maple lid and a handle made of Fishtail Oak (or eucalyptus).  The cherry and the fishtail were purchased locally at Midwest Woodworkers here in Omaha.  The curly maple came from a […]