Patina Reflections


Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.

The Lost Stickley Side Table

Twelve years ago, Popular Woodworking Magazine featured a table built by Robert Lang called The Lost Stickley Side Table.  The table was likely built in the early 1900s by someone in the employ of Gustav Stickley, and Mr. Lang wrote his […]

Framed Art Glass

Starting a few years ago, we tore out some upper cabinets between the kitchen and dining room.  In order to tie off the remaining cabinets, and fill the void left by the former cabinet that occupied the space, we built […]

Motawi Tile Frame

At a former residence in the country, where we enjoyed many years of backyard woods, we delighted in birds not normally seen in the city.  Among them were many varieties of woodpecker and nuthatches.  To celebrate my birthday during our […]

Walnut And Curly Maple Bowl 2

The third bowl made from the remnant of a soft curly maple board acquired in St. Joseph, MO.  The walnut lip on this bowl is 1/2 of the thickness from a piece of walnut that was used on the lip […]

Walnut And Curly Maple Bowl

Combining the soft curly maple mentioned in the previous posting with a bit of walnut trim on this bowl gave it a nice banding to set off the curl of the maple.  This particular view is rich as it shows […]