Step Stool

Step Stool

This simple and utilitarian project serves as a perfect introduction to woodworking. The step stool requires very little lumber or tools. Its traditional Shaker design gives it a quiet beauty, making it a good fit for any home. It can be used for getting to high...
Slant Top Desk

Slant Top Desk

This tiger maple slant top desk is a showpiece of classic Chippendale elements with pigeonhole assembly. These include the bracket feet, fall front lid, pigeonholes, half-blind dovetails on top and traditional-style brass hardware. The secondary wood is...
Salem Secretary

Salem Secretary

Tommy built this classic late 18th century Salem, Massachusetts style piece while a student at the North Bennett Street school in Boston. It is constructed of mahogany and stands over 8 ft. tall. Traditional period elements include the ball and claw feet, brass...
Hope Chest

Hope Chest

This curly cherry hope chest is an accent piece in Tommy’s bedroom set. It was one of the most fun pieces for Tommy to make. It features full blind mitered dovetails that were way easier to create than they sound. The twisted feet are an unexpected element. Tommy’s...
Hepplewhite Sideboard

Hepplewhite Sideboard

This mahogany sideboard was Tommy’s first foray into Federal style embellishment, and because he was learning as he went along, it was, in his words, a tough piece to build. It is a companion piece to the Federal breakfront and was also inspired by the decorative arts...
Federal Table

Federal Table

This mahogany Federal style table marks Tommy’s introduction to online interactive education. Fifteen guys from around the country met with Tommy online to learn how to create the basic elements of Federal style furniture construction and decoration. This unique table...