Welcome to my Woodworking Blog - She Works Wood. Below are pictures of what I'm working on or have completed. I hope you enjoy the pictures and commentary, Marilyn in Seattle.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Since I've started making furniture and learning about joinery, I've been looking at all the furniture in the house to see how things are put together. Laura has a piece that she brought with her that her family acquired as part of the purchase of their Walpole Island,Ontario cabin. The origin the cabinet is unknown. Here's what I found:

Unevenly spaced dovetails in the drawers.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Plane, not sanded, please

Here's a photo of the drawer I just finished. No sand paper used. I applied the finish to the hand planed surface and .. I .. think it turned out pretty well.

I'll sand in between coats, of course, but only lightly and with 220 grit.

This year's desk project

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finally .. the end table drawers.

Making the slots for the drawer ..

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Takin' the router plane out for a spin - Bench Tool Storage

Using the router plane to make bench tool storage.

The final product.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Giddy-up the Saw Bench!

I've been plugging away at my little saw bench, Giddy-Up, and I've declared the project complete.

Hand Tool School items:
1. Saw Bench - Done
2. Bench Hooks - Done
3. Shooting Board - Done