Reader Showcase: Issue 90

Bill Mader, Fond Du Lac, WI

Cheers. Armed with only a photo from our Dec/Jan 2019 issue and cherry wood harvested from his land, Mader made this liquor cabinet as a wedding gift for his niece. The crotch wood on the drawer face and the lighter sap wood add visual interest. 

Tim Lambert, Bealeton, VA

Butternut boxes. Using butternut gifted from his uncle’s farm, Lambert built this Tansu Box from our Feb/Mar 2009 issue. The drawers pull out to reveal curly maple sides.

Dennis Caufield, College Station, TX

Cedar slabs. “Happiest when making sawdust,” Caufield harvests eastern red cedar logs to build sturdy benches (above) for his friends and family. Caufield is pictured at right with a 2"-thick cedar plank that will soon be a coffee bar in his cabin.

Russell Svendsen, Olean, NY

Bathtub caddy. For this project, Svendsen combined elements from the Serving Tray (Dec/Jan 2019) and his own Adjustable Trivet (Feb/Mar 2017) as a gift for his daughter. He used engineered flooring for the plank, mahogany for the sides, and curly maple for the handles.

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