Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

I got to see the work of the American Master cabinet maker John Townsend


My wife and I traveled to New York City last week to visit our middle son Adam, and what a wonderful time we had!  While  there we visited the Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

My first turned fluted column


I have had a few days off. This has given me time to get my shop organized and get a lathe I bought months ago setup on the back wall. … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Victorian Quilt Case is finished


Here it is, my version of a victorian quilt case. The case holds four quilts. The slant is steep enough to see a good amount of each quilt when standing … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · 6 Comments

Victorian quilt case 1


I have had several requests to build a quilt case.   The ones I have seen just didn’t have the character I was looking for. I wanted to create a conversation piece … Continue reading

October 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Walnut executive desk part 4


Its been a while since I finished the drawers. Since that time I decided I did’nt like the conventional beaded face drawer front. I scraped all the faces and went … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Walnut executive desk part 1


The Wichita summer has really slowed down my Woodworking. I can only cool down my shop to about 85 if its 100 outside. I guess the next Woodworking machine I … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

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