Reader Showcase: Issue 100Comments (0)
This article is from Issue 100 of Woodcraft Magazine.
PATRICK MCELROY, MONUMENT, CO
Open bar wedding. In search of a wedding present for his son, McElroy came across Paul Anthony’s liquor cabinet in Issue 87 (Feb/Mar 19). McElroy’s version features a wider center cabinet and deeper case than the original. He also added drawer slides to the shelves making it easier to reach the good stuff stored in the back. The doors feature laminated walnut, maple and padauk panels, and the back is paneled to match. Milled brass pulls and a textured glass center panel finish off this top-shelf booze box. We’ll drink to that!
BILL CHURCHHILL, ANAHEIM, CA
Pretty and poplar. Professional woodcarver Bill Churchill carved this 29" tall beauty—which he named Breezy—from poplar. He shaped her using power carving tools, and finished her with linseed oil and artist’s paints. Churchill says he wanted to show the beauty of the female form in a respectful way.
DENNY MIRABELLA, CHRISTIANBURG, VA
Overdue tansu. After working on the plans for two years, Mirabella finally made this step tansu a reality. Crafted from Baltic birch with poplar drawer parts, Mirabella painted the base and drawer fronts black while the case is stained dark brown. His wife says the stain resembles bamboo. Standing almost 18 inches tall, it now takes pride of place in the family’s den. Mirabella admits it’s been a long time coming.
BRIAN TANDROW, BOISE, ID
Par-tray! Tandrow, a hobbyist woodworker of 35 years, crafted these party trays from Issue 97 (Oct/Nov 20)—and three others—as Christmas gifts for family members. He used African mahogany and birch. After removing the bulk of the wood with a forstner bit and drill press, he switched to the router and template to clean up the recesses. His family is already asking what they’ll get next year from Tandrow’s shop.
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