Some of Anthony's Woodworking Projects
I made this hope chest for my wife back in
the early 80's when we were first dating. It was one of my very
first woodworking projects, and I made it with cedar boards her
dad had brought home as firewood from the mill. The only tools
I had to work with at the time was a small block plane, a hand
saw, a hand drill, and an electric sander I borrowed from my
best friends dad. Over 30 years later we still have this hope
chest in our bedroom, though it now holds memories from our
past instead of hopes for the future. :)
When we moved into our mobile home back
in 1991, we needed a pair of bed side tables for our phone,
clock, etc. I didn't spend a lot of time on these, but they
still work very well for us.
After we moved into our new house
, we needed some new
end tables for the living room. I built four of these little
tables from scrap material we had leftover from building our
house cabinets. Fairly crude, but they work well for us.
I built this bookshelf when we lived in our
mobile home so we would have a place to store our books. I made
it extra deep (about 14") to accommodate our large photo
albums. Of course, we now store our photo albums in the living
room end tables so the extra depth doesn't serve much purpose.
I have since added a fourth shelf so we can store more books in
the book case.
Christine's Entertainment Center
My daughter didn't
have much room in her bedroom, so I built this small
entertainment center for her. It had shelves for her books,
drawers for her movies and CD's, and room for her TV and VCR on
Christine's Book Case
My daughter eventually outgrew
the little entertainment center I had built her, so I built her
this large book case so she would have room to store her books,
movies, and CD's. There is also plenty of room on top for her
TV, stereo, and knicknacks.
Computer Desk Version 2
I have built a few computer
desks over the years as my space and technology changes. This
is the second desk originally designed for two computers. For a
time my wife used half of it for a digital piano.
Computer Desk Version 3
When we moved into our new
house, I built this new computer desk and wall cabinets. This
is the desk I am currently using to run Mountain Software
Bedroom Corner Shelf
I built this corner shelf for our
bedroom so we would have a place for our TV and stereo system.
Since it sits in the corner of the room it takes up very little
space, despite having lots of storage. The two center shelves
can be moved up or down as needed. The electronics have all
been replaced since this photo, and my wife's piggy collection
has grown even larger. :)
Entertainment Center 1
Like my computer desk, I have
built new entertainment centers as space and technology
changes. I built this one in the living room of our first
apartment, using nothing more than a handsaw. Obviously, the
accuracy was not the greatest since I built and finished it on
a carpeted floor, but it still served us well for many years.
It was huge and weighed a lot, but it had a lot of storage
space. The two vertical doors below the TV were actually pull
out drawers for our CD and movie collection.
Entertainment Center 2
We finally got tired of that
little 19 inch TV, so I had to build a new entertainment center
to make room for the new 42 inch plasma. We no longer needed
the generic storage space the old center had, so this one takes
up less space while providing more drawers for CD's, Movies,
and other items.
My in-laws had a very tiny kitchen before
we remodeled it. They didn't use or need a regular sized dining
table, so I built them this little solid oak table so they
would have a little more room in the kitchen. It's
approximately three feet wide by four feet long. It works
perfectly in their new kitchen also.
Peggy's Music Book Shelf
Before we moved our old mobile
home off the property, I dismantled our 13 year old redwood
deck and tried to save as much of the lumber as I could. About
three years later my wife needed a small bookshelf to hold her
piano music books. So I used some of the salvaged lumber to
build this for her.
I used the leftover cedar from the
ceilings in our house to make the door panels for these
cabinets. They turned out rather nice for garage cabinets, and
provide a lot of storage. Since this picture was taken I
relocated the ladder and lower cabinets to the back of the
garage and built carts for some of my power tools.
For many years I had my router mounted in
a wing of my portable work table. It worked well, but I often
had to take down my router setup to perform other operations on
the table. So, I built this dedicated router table. It has
locking wheels so I can move it around the shop, and a drawer
on the bottom to store my router bits, guides, and other
accessories. I have a very simple pivoting fence for the top
that works well.
We used the power miter saw heavily during
the construction of our house, so I built this simple miter
stand. It was made from half inch plywood so it was light and
portable, but it was quite strong and worked very well for