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Modern Designs

This page features some of the pieces I have designed and constructed using 20th century designs.


Danish Style Lounge Chairs

Danish modern lounge chairs

These chairs look good, are comfortable, and are perfect for a Living or Family Room. An accompanying Foot Stool is also provided. Loose leather cushions provide the comfort. Large horizontal arms offer a handy location for drinks and small plates, books, papers, etc. I've built a set out of Silver Maple and also Modesto Ash.

CAlifornia contemporary standup desk

This standup desk was created in a California contemporary style. I use it everyday. My main laptop is situated there. The desk is arranged in the family room with access to the rear as well. iPads are accessed and charged on the flat space at the rear of the hinged top. The Top opens on a full length wooden hinge. The drawers have access from front or rear.

California Contemporary Standup Desk

California Contemporary Stool

California Contemporary Stool

California Contemporary Stool

We needed a stool to work with the stand-up Desk. After importing a picture from a magazine, I created the detail design. The stool is structured and connected similarly to the CA Contemporary Rocker. It has a footrest and is a comfortable companion to the Stand-up Desk. I made it in Modesto Ash and finished with oil and shellac.

California Contemporary Rocker

CAlifornia contemporary rocker

This rocking chair was created in a California Contemporary style. I've partly based the design and construction procedure based on Fine Woodworking articles by Sam Maloof (issue numbers 25 and 42). I made this one in Modesto Ash that is particularly well-suited for the flexible spindles and rockers.

Take-Apart Child’s Table and Chair

Many of my students have grandchildren and have requests for applicable woodworking projects. Tables and chairs are very frequently requested. This project is a take-off on a Danish style and has the unique design such that the pieces can be taken-apart. I used Monterey Pine for my project and finished with milk paint.

Take-apart Child’s Table and Chair

Danish Style Writing Desk

Danish Style Writing Desk

Two grandchildren needed desks in their bedrooms and this design worked out perfectly. This style is not too big and heavy, is functional, and looks good. It has three drawers, one that is equipped with a lock. I used ash for both desks.