The first projects were small: a side table, a footstool and a lamp.
But then they got more ambitious. There's a chair with a matching ottoman (with leather seats). To upholster the chair and ottoman, we had to buy half a cow's dyed skin. That's a lot of leather. So next came a matching side chair, designed so that it could be used as a desk chair. (It slides nicely under the desk.)
Next came a magazine rack. It's "Mission-inspired".
But, then, with a chair that slides under the desk and a magazine rack next to it, the top of the desk, strewn with papers, just wasn't right. It now sports a paper rack. Compare its shape with that of the lamp.
And then even the trash needed a new home. Check out all the angles in the new waste basket.
That left the pens and pencils homeless. And it was time for a lathe project. The inlay on the new pencil cup matches the paper rack it sits next to.
The tv room now has a major Mission Style feel.
You can see the Mission pieces more clearly in this Photoshopped image:
Next is a new top, made of cedar, for a very old piece of deck furniture.
The old house number sign was falling apart. So now there is a new one. And a matching face for the mailbox.