Archive for the 'Random Projects' Category

Release Urns

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

About two weeks ago we were approached by a local company called Release Urns and asked to build some prototype pedestals and trays for them. The picture above shows the two models we designed and built.  Each unit has a tray which sits on top of, and fits into, the pedestal below. Each pedestal is […]

Hall Table

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Hall Table Material: Quarter-Sawn Sapele, Eastern Walnut Dimensions: 120″Long, 14″ Wide, 26″ High A wholesale client of mine in San Francisco sent me this project. A very simple and very long hall table. The first step was to flatten the two 8″ wide boards on the jointer and mill down to 1.75″ using the thickness […]

Custom TV Stand

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The most recent project we completed for a client is a perfect example of how custom furniture can be used to solve design and space issues in any room.  Below you will see the SketchUp drawing illustrating the space: We needed to design a TV stand to hold their large flat screen TV, a receiver, […]

Alder Dining Table

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Our most recent project is a simple dining table built from Alder for a client in Sun Valley, ID.  The client currently has a 30″ x 30″ table made from rustic pine that seats four people and wants to replace it with a table that will seat six. The dimensions are fairly straight forward.  30″ […]

Wine Rack

Friday, December 19th, 2008

One of the most unique projects we have had the pleasure of taking on is a wine rack that is to be built into an old English phone booth.  We have no idea where the client picked it up, but it is a pretty cool find! I don’t know much about the phone booth, but […]

At The Shop (11/14-12/12)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

To say I have been slacking on the weekly “At The Shop” section of the blog is a complete understatement!  It has been five weeks since my last update!  I will do my best to bring everyone up to speed on the latest projects and developments here at J. Alexander Fine Woodworking. Ranney Kitchen The […]

J. Alexander Hacked!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

This is Jared’s wife Mandi. I’m hijacking his blog in order to embarass him. Since I know all his usual passwords the hacking wasn’t all that hard… So a few weeks ago I saw a contest for the “Art of Manliness/Old Spice Man of the Year”. Of course Jared is amazing, incredible and very manly […]

At The Shop (10/31 & 11/7)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Our first combined “At the Shop” entry is due to the fact that we are so busy I feel like pulling my hair out at times!  We have two dining tables, a kitchen, 115′ of bookshelves, a wine rack, and old wooden English phone booth refinishing job in the works!  All for a shop that […]

Easel 2

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

With the feet mortised and curved, and the column mortised, and all parts thoroughly sanded, I joined all the parts using loose tenons and glue. All three feet were glued on at the same time.  A few pin nails held each of them securely in place while the glue dried. After the feet dried overnight […]

At The Shop (10/24)

Monday, October 27th, 2008

This week marked the beginning of the kitchen remodel job.  We began turning the 18 sheets of melamine into 13 cabinet boxes!  We began the project on Monday morning, and so far, thanks to careful planning, everything has gone smoothly. Also, last weekend I was at my parents house and was speaking to my mother […]