Miscellaneous Small Projects

  • Display Case for die-cast metal toy firetrucks
  • Meditation Bench. Cedar, Spanish Pine, Cloth.
  • Detail of Lotus carving on both sides of meditation bench. Notice the slight curve on the bottom of the legs to allow for the bench to adjust itself to the posture of the user.
  • This is a Buddhist style bench that supports the body in the best position for prolonged periods of time.
  • Even something as simple as napkin holders can be elegant. Made from oak and purple heart, with a carved purple heart embellishment.
  • Mailbox made from oak and purple heart with a carved front depicting a scene of Cardinal birds. Coated with ten coats of spar varnish to protect it from the harsh weather.
  • Five sided gazebo style bird feeder made from oak, glass and birch.
  • To match the cabinets for the kitchen displayed in this section, I made this oak and purple heart cutting board which was finished with a special food-safe oil.
  • A very small box for business cards or small objects with a carving of Posseidon flanked by two dolphins.
  • This is a larger box also with a carving of Posseidon flanked by two dolphins and a beaded frame.
  • This box is sized to hold 4"x6" photos and has a removable tray for other small objects.
  • Interior of large Posseidon box showing removable tray lined with red velvet flocking.
  • Photography posing table. This table is adjustable to allow it to be raised or lowered to match the subjects height.
  • A simple hole and peg design provide solid support for the weight of any subject.
  • This is a document box. It is sized to hold legal size paper.
  • The lid is carved with a classic nude of a woman holding a vase.
  • Functionality dictated that the easiest way to have this box on the desk was to simply have the lid removable.
  • A friend gave me small stick. He said, "I love the patterning of this wood. Can you do anything with it?" So I made this tiny box which is only a couple of inches long.
  • I carved a celtic heart design for the lid.
  • The hinged box is lined with red velvet flocking.
  • My wife loves "smelly candles". I had some scraps of mahogany in the workshop and so I made her a couple of these candle holders.
  • Ancient stone column plant stand. Not really made from stone, but from inexpensive wood that was covered with a stone texture finish. The results are very authentic!
  • This curio cabinet is made from solid oak and backed with oak laminated plywood. The front has a plexiglass window for safety and to reduce the weight so it can easily be lifted up to organize the contents.

Not all projects that I do are large and involved. I am also happy to work on any project, large or small. This gallery shows some of the little projects I have made, some as simple as a napkin holder. Some of these projects were made for my wife and some for friends. A few were for people who hired me to make something unique. Each one was different and I also have fun coming up with new ideas for what many would call "standard" items. In any case, don't be afraid to call me with whatever you need, large or small.