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Here's My Woodworking!

by Steve Lyde
Altus, OK

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I have enjoyed woodworking ever since I took shop class as a kid. I have finally advanced to finer woodworking over the past few years at age 51. Most of my projects are furniture items I need or want in my own home. My favorite furniture style is Greene and Greene, so it's no surprise that I try to replicate their work.

The first project below is an entertainment rack made from Cherry with Ebony accents. The shelves are height adjustable via "L" brackets and aluminum extrusions. The two drawers on the bottom run on self closing ball bearing slides.

This next project is my Blacker House Chair, made form African Mahogany with Ebony and Walnut accents and HolLy inlay.

The third is my Aurora table to go with the Blacker House Chair. Also made from African Mahogany with Ebony accents.

This is one of two amplifier stands made from Cherry with Ebony accents for my McIntosh MC275 amps. These were styled like the base of the entertainment equipment rack.

This next project is a mirror frame with two handmade craftsman style ceramic tiles. It's made from left over Mahogany and Ebony accents. The lower thru tenons are actually fake thru tenons.

I made two of these lamps. I replicated them from a friends design, because I liked them so much. They are made from Cherry and Quilted Maple.

Last but not least is a gun display case, which was a retirement gift for my son-in-laws boss. It's made from Walnut with Ebony accents.

You can email Steve at .

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