Woodworking Projects

fish-tank-base-cabinetDr. Rose Salt Water Aquarium Cabinet

I built this cabinet for Dr. Rose. He wanted something that would fit nicely in his office. The base cabinet is built to support over 3000 pounds, which is something required for a custom made salt water aquarium.

Built using cherry wood. The cabinet also holds a 50 inch flat screen TV, a fireplace below, glass doors, and an area for books.

I couldn’t believe the difference this cabinet made the room feel.


Record Album Coffee Table

This record album coffee table I thought would be a great idea. Those who have a collection of vintage records from the 60’s and 70’s now have a place to display  these classic rock  album covers.

New York City Skyline – Walnut

I used the exact dimensions that I had seen in a photograph back in the 80’s and used fiber optics to give it a skyline at night feel.

I had gone to New York City a couple of times and still have the ticket stub from the world trade center observation deck. That was in 1977. I was 18.

Needless to say, September 11th 2001 will forever be a devastating memory, and the Trade Towers in this piece of work became very personal after that tragic day.

Secret Wooden Box

Built in 1982. When I built it, I was trying to see if I could build a drawer that could disappear. It’s always fun to experiment.

Since then, many of the woodworking projects I have installed secret compartments.

For other woodworking ideas, see what you can do with repurposed furniture.