My client is a piano player by avocation. He is very good and once had a great band that wrote their own songs, but never got that big break. So now he has a different profession, and wants to write and produce songs at home. He built a small studio to do that. He owns... Continue Reading →
A Fireplace Surround For The Fireplace Surround
A beautiful fireplace surround and mantel, to complement a beautiful Shaker Heights home.
Fix Burned Sandpaper
Save money - you can clean burnt sandpaper and reuse it!
Terry gets a break!
My Favorite Wood Book
I finally read this, cover to cover. And now I don't just work with wood, I think about wood.
The Windsor Chair Repair
Repairing an old chair takes skill - and research!
An A/V Cabinet And A Little Remodel
This is such a universal problem, how to have a nice, tidy, media area that's still easy to reconfigure. There will always be another cable box, or game box, or router, or speaker, and how do you plug those in, how do you rout the wires and find the old dusty wires to remove them?... Continue Reading →
A New Mantle And A Built-In
Custom cabinetry and sliding barn doors to cover the tv.
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
My edge sander.
The Importance of Being Dustless
People think of woodworking as mellow, but wood dust is dangerous.
Wallpaper Getting Wet? Try This
Or just don't use wallpaper there!
Something Old, Something New
A custom cabinet with some history
The Creek Mud Talisman
A gnarly bit of wood given new life and meaning.
The Powderpost Beetle
Or, how I spent the weekend letting my OCD run wild.
How To Make A Sector
Woodworking is simply a craft. It's design that matters.
A Helping “Hand”
Being successful as a craftsman requires some problem solving skills. And some unlikely bedfellows.
Be Careful or Wear Your Kevlar
This isn't my first near miss, but it's the only one I have a picture of!
Home Depot – Sheesh!
Just a mistake, or ...
Clean Your Saw Blades!
Burnt blades burn your wood but are easy to clean.
My pitch to the RTP business incubator in Cleveland, Ohio.
A short video that describes me and Fairly Fine Design. Exhibitors had to be invited so this was basically my portfolio.