Patina Reflections


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

Ready for Use

The desk is done.  Well, nearly done.  I need to make pulls yet for the drawers, but the right design still eludes me.  In the mean time, the desk can be used.  I moved out the other two desks in […]

Stickley Desk

I am briefly adding this entry for those following the blog that are struggling to know what this desk is going to look like.  The original can be found on the web by searching for Stickley 505 Writing desk.  I […]


Sometimes, greed overpowers your brain, and you make decisions that later seem less wise.  Yesterday, Judy and I traveled to St. Joseph, Missouri to pick up more wood at Simpson and Sons sawmill just south of town.  My new friend […]

Ebony Highlights

Virtually every piece of Greene and Greene furniture contains ebony highlights.  As I prepared to add the highlights to my desk, I considered using Indian Rosewood instead due to the cost of ebony, and the scarcity of it in my […]