Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

Flat panel TV stand (Walnut and purple heart) Post 1

My wife has been patiently waiting for me  to start building furniture for our TV/media room. This involves building a TV stand, two Victorian inspired sliding door bookcases plus a new Victorian shell for our fireplace. Our TV has been … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A child’s bookcase

First on my list for 2013 is to build a child’s bookcase for my Grandson Kellen. Its   nothing special as bookcase construction goes. I tried to spice it up a bit … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Turning my own porch newel posts – blog post 2

Its been about a week since my 1st entry on this subject. I ordered a fluting guide from an online  company as opposed to making my own. This post will … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Turning my own porch newel posts – (honey do project)

The last couple of months, we have been involved with the exterior repair and repainting of our home. After about eighteen years it was time. My wife and I are pretty hung up … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The gigantic Library bookshelf system is finished!!

I wrote the 1st post on the ” The gigantic Library bookshelf system” on June 24th, here it is Nov 23rd .  The owners have had the patience of Job … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

The gigantic Library bookshelf part 5

Not going to say much about this except you know the project  is too big when you have to walk around the shop to make sure you have sprayed  clear … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

The gigantic Library bookshelf part 4

My garage/shop space is slowly disappearing with the creation of the library bookshelf  system,  but I am finally starting to see the end. I got the entire east wall and 2 pieces … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cutting Dadoes in the bookcase sides to join the top,bottom and back of the box.

Pushing a piece of lumber through a saw blade that is 3/4″  thick and spinning very fast can pull that piece of wood right out of your hands. Because of … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Making raised panels for a bookcase side

NOTE: Left Click on the Pics to enlarge. When finished click back arrow to go back to page.  The Crabtree Woodworks  logo will  always take you back to home page … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The gigantic Library bookshelf part 3

The North wall of the Library bookshelf project is finished.. This is the  top half with shelves. The bottoms are sitting behind them. When set up they measure eight feet … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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