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Huntboard

A delicious way to spice up your dining room with this southern classic side piece. The six legged huntboard that served drinks after the fox hunt in the late 1700's. Mortise and tenon joinery in hard maple.

 


Lowboy

This 18th century, Queen Anne style dressing table usually held personables and served as the base of the better known "highboy". It was even used as a writing table. Made of sipo to mimic the look of mahogany, it features mortise and tenon joinery pegged with ebony and hand cut dovetails.


Hopechest & Jewelry Box

This mahogany chest features handcut dovetails throughout. It is an adaptation of a southern 19th century, sugar chest designed originally to safeguard the once precious commodity, with maple inlays and a unique rosette. Inside the hope chest is another locking box made of mahogany that has maple dividers designed to safeguard precious personables. The two can be sold as a set.


Leopard Wood Table

A formal table that is elegant yet understated with tapered legs, handsawn scrolls and subtle beading which adds to the richness of this leopard wood table. Also known as lacwood, this table is special in any setting, especially as a stand alone to sort the mail.


Ladies Writing Desk

1st Place Award Winner for Woodworking at the 27th Annual Veteran's Creative Arts Exhibition, Menlo Park, CA.
This discreet and demure secretary's desk is ideal for a laptop stow away in the bedroom or in the smallest corner at the hallway. Behind the lid is a bevy of pigeon holes to sort the mail or keep the check book, and between the supporting "lopers" is a handy pencil drawer. This is an Early American favorite of mine. One hundred and twenty hours of Mahogany including the "cock beading" on the drawer

Carved Chest


Philadelphia Tiger Maple Desk

I built most of this stunning Tiger Maple Desk last year, outside of Philadelphia at the Acanthus Workshop. I then dismantled it and shipped it home in three boxes and reassembled here in my shop.In the 1840's it was originally built as a Shaker sewing station. I saw it as a study desk and it is quite a study in joinery itself. It is also my first foray into turning and is then detailed with Ebony.

Latta Spice Box

Spice Boxes were found in the 18th & 19th centuries and usually owned by people well off enough to commission a small chest to store their precious spices. Often the project held secret compartments for papers and valuables. This one has five and is patterned off of the Latta design, with some changes, completely dovetailed in Mahogany, Ash, Poplar and Jarrah.

Spice Box

This is called a Spice Box and it was used in the 17 and 1800's for elite customers that could afford the spices and herbs that were considered to be very valuable during that time. The owners of these cabinets would lock up their spices so that the help could not get to them, much like they did with their coffee and sugar. This one is made of Mahogany, is totally dovetailed and contains three Secret Compartments. The bracket feet and mouldings are all made in house and help to date this piece with Tombstone Door as Queen Anne.

Gun Cabinet

 
Another Jeff Thompson original is this Bow Front Nightstand with secret compartments designed for the hand gun. It is dovetailed in a blend of Mahogany and Figured Mahogany, a rare treat indeed. It was commissioned for a client in Hawaii.

1880's Crib Restoration

 
This antique crib has been the same family for at least six generations and is dated by the owner to at least 1888. It is made of mainly Cherry and has been completely taken apart, refurbished and reassembled then refinished to a natural state.
 

Secretary

The Secretary was popular in the 17 and 1800's from New England to the Southern reaches. It consists of a desk and bookcase and therefore called a Secretary. This one captures the strength and quietness that I was after. Secretaries can be elaborate or reserved but each one reflects the owner's requirements. This one is made of Mahogany with poplar as a secondary and has all solid brass fittings. It has twelve drawers and loads of pigeon holes plus the prospect center is removable to reveal three hidden drawers for personal items of value. It is completely dovetailed, by hand, is all solid wood and has no staples. The drawer bottoms are 5/8ths thick and the moldings are hand made as are the carvings behind the Tombstone doors. All locks are English and the Hardware is made in the United States. It took me about eight months from start to finish on this piece, I hope you enjoy .

David's Box

Barber Shop Bliss, Prunedale, CA

 

Coffee Table

 

Seaborn Huntboard

 

Children's Rockers

 

Line and Berry Chest

The line and berry inlay in this chest of drawers reached popularity in the 1740's. Made of sipo and poplar, this cabinet is a unique challenge because of it's extensive joinery and beautifully executed inlay work. Solid wood drawers to period hardware finish this traditional project for any room of importance.

 


Side Table

 

Flatware Tray

Unknown in the 18th century, this knife tray became popular in the 19th century as cutlery became more common place and less expensive. Ornate trays like this held the meal's worth of flat ware and made transfers from the sink to the table much more managable. Made of leopard wood.
 


Country Corner Cabinet

A variety of projects like this corner cupboard were popular during the early 1800's in Europe and the States. This one features two pendant shelves, a tombstone door with hand forged hardware and shiplapped backboards that form a decorative scalloped edge.
 

Deni's Dresser

Deni's Dresser is a type of rounded-block front piece inspired by works of the 1700's and made of my favorite, Mahogany. The blocks are separated by a set of drawers behind arched raised panel doors. This was a real challenge and I'm proud of the several months it took to deliver this to my customer.
 

Nightstands

 

Custom BBQ Tool Set

 


1st Low Boy


Display Case

 

Kitchen



Dining Room China Cabinets

 


Tall Chest

 

 

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