Category Archives: The Woodworking Shop

Out for a Walk

Here are a couple pictures I took while out with a friend of mine awhile ago. We think as humans we are good at taking down trees, but these critters are pretty good at it too, and they don’t mind how large or how small they are. LOL One thing is for sure, they love Yellow Birch. Can’t say I blame them, as I like it too when cut into lumber for making some choice items in the woodworking shop. It has a unique grain in it that stands out when you hit it with a natural stain and add three coats of urethane. Thought I would share.

One of Our Stores

Here is a picture of one of our stores when we lived in Niagara. Gives you an idea of the things that were in, so to speak years ago.

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Pine End Table

Here is an end table my wife designed with a magazine rack on one side with a cutting board or ? I made it out of white pine. Customer was happy.

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Bird Feeder

Here is a Bird Feeder with a lift lid on the front, that my wife designed and painted. Turned out great and customer was very happy with it. It is made of White Pine.

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Wooden Items

Here are a few items I made awhile back. A stool with a lift lid made of pine. Stained in an Early American. Then a Key Holder out of Red Oak, a Walnut Jewellery Box and a couple small bowls I turned on the lathe.

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Small Wooden Stool

Here is a small stool my wife designed and painted for a customer’s young one. I made it out of solid white pine. Very sturdy stool. They were happy with it.

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Making Hearts

Here is how I made my hearts using a scroll and hole saw. I found if I needed them to be all the exact size this worked out great.

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White Pine End Table

Here is a Pine End Table, with shelf that my wife designed, and I made for a customer. I turned the legs giving it a unique flair, and my wife covered it with a white stain. Once finished, I sprayed it with a couple coats of semi-gloss lacquer. Nice piece.

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Sold Pine Stool

Here is a sold pine stool my wife designed for a lady, so she could get into her top kitchen cupboards. She was just a touch short. LOL. I added some leather to the centre of each step for slippage. Once made I stained it with an Early American and topped it off with three coats of Semi-gloss Urethane. Happy customer.

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Toy Chest

Here is a Toy Chest order my wife designed and painted. I made it out of white pine. Turned out great and customer loved it.

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Wine Rack

Here is a wine rack my lovely wife designed and I made. It has a lift lid for storage with a slide for your wine glasses under the storage department. Holds 20 bottles of wine. Once made my wife painted the letters and grapes on the top. It was made of white pine. Another happy customer.

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Black Walnut Butcher Block

Here is a picture of a Butcher-Block I made awhile back. The cutting block is made from a 10 inch (25.4 cm) sold piece of walnut with a knife holder on one side. I then surrounded it with Red Oak. The legs are made from white pine. Turned out great and the customer that ordered it was very happy. Hard to get thick pieces of walnut anymore.

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Store Items

Here is a picture of some items we made over the years at one of our stores in Niagara. Gives you an idea of what we were making back then.

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My Old Shop

Here is a picture of my old shop I had year ago. Large door that I could set a whole lift of pine lumber in when needed. Miss them days and miss my old shop too. I have others will post them as I find them.

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Pine Chest

Here is a pine chest I made awhile back. It is lined with cedar. The wood is called Zebra wood comes from Germany. I got the wood from my Brother in law Walt, many years ago. He worked at a factory that brought in items in crates. When ever he got some crates with some good-looking wood he would give me a call and ask if I wanted it. For a few years I got wood from all over the world. I sure miss them days as it is hard to find unique kinds of wood anymore. Especially from other countries.

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Wine Rack

Here is a wine rack I finished awhile back. Turned out nice and the best part it is being put to good use. As you can see.

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Numerous Store Items

Here is a picture of different items my wife Ruth Designed and I made for our store, when we lived in Niagara. Was a great time in our life. Not saying we haven’t got it good now. Gives you an idea of what we carried.

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White Pine Shelf Unit

Here is a shelf unit I made for an order made from white pine and designed by Ruth my wife. It also has pegs on the bottom to hang items of choice. It is 4 Feet long, 7 inches (17.78 cm) high, and 6 inches (15.24 cm) wide. Nice shelf and another happy customer.

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White Pine Hutch

Here is a pine hutch I made awhile back. My wife Ruth designed it and I brought it to life so to speak. Nice piece and the customer was very happy.

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Harvest Table

Here is a harvest table I made for a customer out of white pine. I turned the legs, then stained it with one coat of Early American and one coat of Golden Oak. Then topped it off with three coats of Oil Urethane. A piece like this will last a lifetime. Happy customer. They used to be a great seller. Today most folks want the modern look.

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Woodworking Shop

Here is a picture of my old woodworking shop I had years ago. It was kind of a sad day, as it was torn down making room for a new subdivision. But … like everything in life, things have a way of ending, in spite of what we humans think we can do.

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