About the Portfolio

About the Portfolio

This section contains a few pictures and a short description of various pieces of furniture which Bob has made for family in the past several years.  His hobbies include woodworking and repair of furniture, clocks, and almost other objects that need repair. The furniture is all handmade from sawmill lumber and each piece is modeled… View more

Walnut Sideboard

Walnut Sideboard

A few years ago Wanda bought a pair of very large round knife boxes at a New Orleans auction.  She asked me to make a sideboard with the same large scale to display her knife boxes.  I made this 12 foot long Walnut sideboard.  It is solid Walnut which we milled from a tree on… View more

My Reproduction of the Burgner Sideboard

My Reproduction of the Burgner Sideboard

I try to make a piece of furniture each year for Wanda.  Last year it was this copy of a Walnut sideboard originally made by the regionally famous Burgner family of makers from Greene County Tennessee back in the early 1800’s.  The original of this piece sold at auction in 2010 for $26,000.  I was… View more

secretary

secretary

Reproduction of an early 1800’s cherry secretary.  Made in two sections, just under 8 feet tall.  Tombstone doors, dropfront with lopers, full gallery with several secret compartments.

Connecticut highboy

Connecticut highboy

    Reproduction of an 1800 cherry highboy.  Wood is “quilted” grained cherry, secondary wood poplar.  It is almost 8 feet tall and is used daily in our home.  Bonnet houses secret drawers.

sugar chest

sugar chest

    When I was lucky to find a few 24″ wide clear cherry boards, I knew they had to become a sugar chest.  I copied the design and contruction details from a mid 1800’s sugar chest from Williamson County Tn.  The earthenware ant traps under the legs are handmade replicas of period originals which… View more