Arts and Crafts

Doll Cradle

picture of a doll cradle

This oak doll cradle is is approximately 16" high, 18" long, and 16" wide.
  • All joints are assembled using mortise and tenon joinery and high strength glue.
  • The bed of the cradle is made of 1/4" by 1 1/2" pine strips. I recommend covering this with a 1" thick foam mattress.
  • The runners are made from hickory which has been selected for its strength and durability.
  • A clear polyurethane finish has been applied.
  • It takes me approximately 6 hours to build a baby cradle.

Kid's Outdoor Kitchen

picture of a child's outdoor kitchen

This playground kitchen is approximately 62" wide and 18" deep. The countertop is 23" high and the pot rack extends 24" above the countertop.
  • The frame is built using 4" x 4" treated posts and 1" x 4" treated boards. It is assembled by cutting lap joints and using Torx© wood screws.
  • The bottom shelf, oven, countertop, and pot rack are made of cedar boards. Cedar is fastened to the frame using Torx© and Kreg© wood screws.
  • The oven door contains a plexiglas window and the door is attached to the oven carcass with screen door hardware.
  • The oven's sides are made of cedar but the oven's back is open for safety purposes.
  • A stainless steel bar sink with water faucet is installed. (No water connection or drain hookup is provided.)
  • Stove "burners" are made of cedar, painted black, and fastened to the countertop.
  • Stove and oven controls are recycled appliance knobs which are attached to the front using 1/4" dowel pieces.
  • Coat hooks are used as pot hangers.
  • 1/2" PVC pipe with wooden support pieces serves as a towel bar.
  • It takes me approximately 3 days to build this outdoor kitchen.

Jewelry Box

picture of walnut and cherry jewelry box

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This is a modified Pennsylvania Spice Box design. It is approximately 22" high, 16" wide and 11" deep.
  • This jewelry box is assembled using a combination of dovetail joints, pocket screws and high strength glue.
  • The carcass is constructed of 3/4" walnut.
  • The back is made of 1/4" plywood.
  • The door is made of walnut using mortise and tenon joinery and is equipped with brass hinges and lock.
  • The 12 drawers are made of 1/2" cherry and lined with felt. The drawer knobs are brass.
  • The necklace caddy is made of walnut.
  • It takes me approximately 6 days to build this jewelry box.

Quilt Rack

picture of a quilt rack

This oak quilt rack is approximately 48" wide, 60" tall, and 42" deep.
  • The rack is assembled using wood screws, machine bolts, and high strength glue.
  • 1" x 4" boards are notched to accept 1" x 2" pieces used to hold the quilts. Additional 1" x 2" pieces may be added to accommodate additional quilts.
  • A clear polyurethane finish has been applied.
  • It takes approximately 6 hours to build this quilt rack.

Table Top Reading Stand

picture of a table top reading stand

This table top book stand is made of cherry.
  • It is assembled using Kreg© pocket screws and high strength glue.
  • The piece holding the bottom edge of the book is mitered into the table top.
  • Silicone pieces are attached to the bottom; making the stand more stable on smooth surfaces.
  • It takes me approximately 4 hours to complete a table top reading stand.

Step Stool

picture of a stool

This uniquely designed step stool is approximately 16" wide, 12 1/2" tall and 11 1/2" deep.
  • Stools are assembled using Kreg© pocket screws and high strength glue. Selected stools also incorporate sliding dovetail joinery to increase its load bearing capacity.
  • The sides incorporate circular or ogee style arches.
  • Edges are rounded for comfort.
  • Stools made from pine are either painted or stained before having varnish or polyurethane applied. Stools made from hardwoods are normally finished with a clear polyurethane overcoat.
  • It takes me 3 to 6 hours to complete each stool; depending on the materials and style selected.

Bench

picture of a bench

This pine bench is 36" wide, 19" tall and 13" deep.
  • Benches are assembled using Torx© and Kreg© wood screws and high strength glue.
  • 3/4" plywood corner braces are installed for added strength
  • Circular or ogee style arches are used on the sides.
  • Exposed edges are rounded for comfort.
  • Benches made from pine are either painted or stained before having varnish or polyurethane applied. Benches made from hardwoods are normally finished with a clear polyurethane overcoat.
  • It takes me 3 to 6 hours to complete each bench; depending on the materials and style selected.
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