R&F Woodworking
Recent Projects

Shown below are some of the many projects that have been completed in the shop.  Some are special designs and others are made from stock planes.  Click on Picture for larger view

Birch Desk
Birch Desk

This was a Desk for my Sister to fit into a closet she had taken the door off and wanted to fit into the closet.  She is on fixed income and wanted it made as cheep as possible.  I used the $28 birch/maple plywood from HD and used TransTent dye to make it look like Cherry.  The top was rubbed out to a high gloss. 

Walnut Book Case

This is one of two Walnut Library Book Shelves that I make for a customer.  This was my first attempt at using veneer to enhance the contrast.  You can not really see how this looks from the picture but the customer was very happy.

Oak Desk
Oak Desk

This was a Oak Desk stained a dark walnut to match a bedroom set for a friend of my dad’s.  She had moved and lost her built in desk and missed all the storage for bills and things.  This desk is made slightly narrow to fit her bedroom space.


Hope Chest
Hope Chest Back

This is an Oak Hope chest made for my Granddaughters Graduation.  The panels were made from the back side of a sheet of i

inch plywood that had a quarter sawn veneers, very interesting pattern.

Hutch (Dad's)
  Hutch (Our's)

This is two Oak Kitchen Hutches that I made. One for my Dad and the other for my wife.  My Dad's is a smaller version of one I built for myself. After he saw the one I built he wanted one for himself


Marble Maze

This is a Marble Maze that my wife saw in a craft magazine and wanted built for her son that likes toys, age 29.  This was more of

 a challenge that I thought, it has many compound angles that have to match other compound angles.

Birch and Maple Tool Box
Birch and Maple Tool Box (Back)

My wife saw this in one of the Woodworking magazines and wanted it built for a man’s valet box (junk holder).  I told her it would be too big.  I used some scrap birch that had nice grain and curly maple for the trim and drawer fronts, all from the scrap bin.  Well it came out to big to set on the dresser and too nice for the shop.


Walnut Tool Box
Walnut Tool Box
This is a smaller version of the Birch Maple Tool Box that was built to actually sit on my dresser and hold all the junk items men seam to collect
Sewing Center
Sewing Center

This sewing center was made for my wife who is an avid quilt maker and hobbyist.  The oak was all from our builder that gave me all the off-fall from stair skirts.  The white panels are Tile Board ($9/Sheet) and the top is melamine wrapped in oak.  It has one file drawer and several smaller drawers for sewing accessories.  The top is made in two parts so it can be moved and the base also comes apart in two sections with some screws under buttons.  More Info

Entertainment Center
When Full at Xmas

This is a large three piece Entertainment Center that was built for my sister-in-law's wedding gift.  The whole family pitched in and paid for the material and I supplied the labor.  They have put to good use displaying her many knick-knacks and his race cars models.

Photograph Negative Storage File
Photograph Negative Storage File

This is a Photograph Negative Storage File for my Brother-in-law that does work for a racing paper and has many years of negatives to store.  Each comportment stores a plastic sleeve holding the negatives


Entertainment Ctr.
Entertainment Ctr.

This is a 5 Piece Entertainment Center that I made for my Brother-In-Law.  The TV section has two slide out shelves behind the doors, one holds a record player and the other is for a kids game.  The two units sitting beside the TV section house the speakers and a pull out drawer.

50 In. Entertainment Enclosure
50 In. Entertainment Enclosure
This is a 50 inch Entertainment Center/Enclosure, for a lack of a better term.  The customer wanted a place to house the different component boxes used for the Home Entertainment Center.
Entertainment Enclosure - Top
Entertainment Enclosure - Base
Corner Cabinet
Corner Cabinet
This is a Corner Cabinet that was made to fit between the corner and a window.  The Lady wanted to display her Grandchildren's pictures.  This was made from birch plywood stained to match the bedroom furniture.
Queen Anne Sideboard and Cupboard
Queen Anne Sideboard and Cupboard
This is a Queen Anne Sideboard and Cupboard.  The customer had a picture from a magazine and asked if I could build one like pictured.  Of course you know what I said and several months later here it is.   It is made from Pennsylvania Cherry, finished with a Fuhr Antique Cherry dye/stain and top coated with Fuhr Waterborne Acrylic Varnish.  Since the Cupboard does not have a back it was a challenge to build it solid with no racking.  The top and sides are dovetailed together and all the shelves are in a sliding dovetail.  Once it was glued up it is very solid
Queen Anne Sideboard and Cupboard
Queen Anne Sideboard and Cupboard

R&F Woodworking,  Warrenton, Missouri