Category Archives: Custom work

A box with a gift for a friend

Solid Black Walnut, with a Maple handle for the lid.  dsc_1008

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Pizza Peel

We love pizza!  Making it at home is even better!  So I made this pizza peel that works as a cutting/serving board as well.  Finished with a food safe mix of mineral oil and beeswax, it makes getting hot pies out of the oven safer, easier, and fun(er?)!

Boxes For Christmas

I made a couple boxes for Christmas gifts this year.  Here they are!dsc_0986

This watch box features a glass lid for displaying a man’s fancy watches, as well as a special place underneath for keeping rings and other small valuables.  I made it with oak (stained dark) and maple.dsc_0987dsc_0989

This jewelry box was made specifically for hanging necklaces while still fitting on the shelf of a young lady’s desk.  It is somewhat rustic looking with it’s box joints and brass hardware.  I made it from some hardwood pallet wood, that I think may be cherry, but I am not certain.  I’m really happy with the instant heirloom look this piece took when it was finally done and rubbed down with a bit of tung oil.dsc_0992

I thought I would make a box for my dad, to keep his old combat knife in.  I miscalculated the interior dimensions though, so needed to make a second one of the proper size.  Not a terrible mistake though, as the other box holds other small items and looks just as nice as the gift given to my dad!

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Custom Rocker

This old rocking chair was in need of help.  The joints were creaky, the finish was marred and the upholstery was dated.  Luckily the owner had a great style already in mind, and brought us the fabric she liked and requested white paint with a lightly distressed finish.  After repairing the woodwork, sanding, painting, and reupholstering, it turned out beautifully.

Reclaimed Wood Table

This table is made not only from reclaimed pallet wood, but from the scraps of other pallet wood projects.  It was a fun challenge to get the absolute MOST out of the material.  The table stands at about 2 feet tall and might be perfect for holding up a couple beverages on a deck, dock or patio.

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Church window frame

This magnificent old church window frame had been banged about during transportation, leaving gouges and uneven stain. Matt repaired it, re-stained it, and mounted it using french cleats. It turned out beautifully.

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Sewing table

Here’s another beautiful antique sewing table turned serving station. Using a router, Matt sunk a 12″ x 18″ baking pan into the top so that it can be opened up and hold ice and drinks for parties. Painted with a mixture of ASCP old white and french linen.

 

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Custom record box

Matt was recently commissioned to make a custom record box which will serve as a wedding gift. It turned out beautifully.  Made from pallet wood with his hand tools.  Lined with black fleece and finished with stain and polyurethane.

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Reclaimed wood doorframe

Matt’s most recent project was a custom reclaimed wood doorframe. Made with pallet wood, it turned out beautifully.

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