Woodwork

Chicken Incubator

This extremely unique piece came from my former work colleague who also brought me the rhino table to refinish. Where she finds these unusual pieces, I’m not quite sure. Matt removed the excess metal bits, patched a hole, fashioned wooden plugs for the metal tubes, and then completely rebuilt the door on the front and fitted it with new glass. I restained it using Minwax Bombay Mahogany and gave it a satin finish, being careful to leave the original decals from the Hamilton Incubator Co. intact.

Potting Bench

handmade wooden potting bench

So we’ve been busy enjoying our new house, and haven’t been doing a lot of furniture painting this summer. However, Matt did build me a potting bench out of reclaimed wood, complete with a custom hand painted sign. 🙂

The Quilt Ladder

handmade quilt ladder

When quilts are this colourful, it seems a shame to keep them hidden in a cupboard.

Barn Doors

Second Milled Furniture Co. - Barn doors

Using reclaimed hardware from an old barn, Matt created custom barn doors to divide our garage into “his” workshop, and “my” paint shop. Unfortunately my side has been taken over by outdoor furniture, bikes, and junk. Approximate size: 6′ tall by 8′ wide.

Sugar Shack Stool

Handmade wooden stool

This rustic stool was crafted from found wood at an old sugar shack. The seat is made from box elder and the legs are made of sugar maple.

Up-Cycled Headboard Bench

Handmade up-cycled headboard bench - custom woodwork

Here’s a cute little garden bench that we made from an upcycled (aka curbside) headboard and footboard.

A Box for a Friend

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

This was an overdue gift for a good friend living overseas. I finished it a while ago, but wanted to wait until she received it before posting anything here and ruining the surprise. A box inside a box, with another gift inside the inside box.

Custom Record Box

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

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.

Reclaimed Wood Door Frame

Wooden door frame - custom woodwork

Matt’s was commissioned to make a reclaimed wood door frame. Made with pallet wood, it turned out beautifully.

Puzzles

Handmade wooden puzzles

I recently purchased a book of puzzles to build.  These two were my first built from the plans within.  Making puzzles is definitely a good way to practice precision, accuracy, and consistency in the shop.