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:
This small bowl and large (12" tall) vase are red oak. The wood came from the trunk of a tree that fell on our back porch in a small hurricane. The wood is very heavy. The vase would make a great weapon. We must be watching too many episodes of Perry Mason and Midsomer Murders. Notice the decoration on the vase: the thumbprint design on the bottom and the slightly art nouveau design on the top.
The tiny (just over 2" tall, including the lid) covered vessel is white oak.
These next three pieces are mahogony, left over from the dower chest shown above.
Notice that the large plate has a German inlay design (same technology as the leaves and vines on the dower chest). This piece blends pre-covid and covid lives: The inlay design was created using Matlab. Then it was printed and used as a template on the plate.
The lidded vessel is also mahogany, but its lid is cherry, left over from Dad's (pre-covid) flag case.
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.