CUSTOM WOODWORKING

(THINGS I HAVE MADE OVER THE YEARS)

  Call me for that custom woodworking project you have been wanting--tables, log beds, boxes, chests, mantels, caskets and furniture.  I do lots of live edge furniture and I love new challenges.   Having a sawmill Provides plenty of wood for these projects.  I can also saw your log, dry it and build  your furniture from it.  In this process patience is required because it will normally take about one year per inch of thickness to dry the wood before I can begin to build your furniture.

Pecan river table_955195

Pecan river table_955195

Walnut bench_5187

Walnut bench_5187

Pecan river table_955193

Pecan river table_955193

Pecan river table_955182

Pecan river table_955182

Pecan river table_5192

Pecan river table_5192

Pecan river table and benches_955181

Pecan river table and benches_955181

pecan cross_5179

pecan cross_5179

Pecan Crosses_5148

Pecan Crosses_5148

Pecan river table and benches_5180

Pecan river table and benches_5180

kneeling bench, Bible stand and crosses_

kneeling bench, Bible stand and crosses_

Pecan bench_5185

Pecan bench_5185

Pecan bench_5184

Pecan bench_5184

Willow Table Top_171837

Willow Table Top_171837

Willow Table Top_171853

Willow Table Top_171853

log bench_173944

log bench_173944

by Mike Burgess

Log Bench_173953

Log Bench_173953

by Mike Burgess

Live oak bench_092205

Live oak bench_092205

by Mike Burgess

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165148

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165148

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165136

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165136

Pecan _165122

Pecan _165122

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165131

Pecan Charcuterie Boards_165131

Pecan River Table, D. Almond 3

Pecan River Table, D. Almond 3

9' Pecan river table, bookmatched but one flipped end for end, about 52" ± wide

Pecan River Table, D. Almond 2

Pecan River Table, D. Almond 2

Pecan River Table, D

Pecan River Table, D

Walnut Urn 20200806_221754

Walnut Urn 20200806_221754

Walnut Urn 20200806_221703

Walnut Urn 20200806_221703

Walnut Urn 20200806_221713

Walnut Urn 20200806_221713

Mesquite top, 10', customer's base_1824.

Mesquite top, 10', customer's base_1824.

Pecan Dough Bowl_141359

Pecan Dough Bowl_141359

Walnut Urn 20200215_191058

Walnut Urn 20200215_191058

Walnut Urn 20200215_190831

Walnut Urn 20200215_190831

Walnut Urn  20200215_191117

Walnut Urn 20200215_191117

Walnut Urn  20200215_190925

Walnut Urn 20200215_190925

Hackberry Cutting Board1

Hackberry Cutting Board1

Hackberry Cutting Board2

Hackberry Cutting Board2

Hackberry Cutting Board  20200210_203431

Hackberry Cutting Board 20200210_203431

Hackberry Cutting Board  20200210_203447

Hackberry Cutting Board 20200210_203447

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_095053

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_095053

Live oak, McCarty 20190425_100828

Live oak, McCarty 20190425_100828

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_100858

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_100858

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_100941

Live Oak, McCarty 20190425_100941

Live oak coffee table 4170

Live oak coffee table 4170

Live oak end table 4163

Live oak end table 4163

Live Oak Mantel 2496

Live Oak Mantel 2496

Range hood made fron old ornate headboar

Range hood made fron old ornate headboar

Door remodel from panel to glass

Door remodel from panel to glass

live oak slab coffee table1676

live oak slab coffee table1676

Walnut men's valet box 3566

Walnut men's valet box 3566

Walnut men's valet box  3568

Walnut men's valet box 3568

Mesquite Valet_0845

Mesquite Valet_0845

Mesquite Valet_0844

Mesquite Valet_0844

Mesquite Valet _0846

Mesquite Valet _0846

Pecan, lake table M. Burgess

Pecan, lake table M. Burgess

Pecan coffee table_1995

Pecan coffee table_1995

Alter, Dan Mccomas 254

Alter, Dan Mccomas 254

Alter, Dan Mccomas 261

Alter, Dan Mccomas 261

Alter, Dan Mccomas 257

Alter, Dan Mccomas 257

Alter, Dan Mccomas 259

Alter, Dan Mccomas 259

Pecan Conference Table, Darrell Heald1

Pecan Conference Table, Darrell Heald1

Pecan Conference Table, Darrell Heald4

Pecan Conference Table, Darrell Heald4

Hican  4165

Hican 4165

Pecan is a hickory and when cross-pollinated with another species of hickory is called hican. Here you an see the graft line. The foreground is hican and the background is pecan. There are pictures of this log being sawn on the Sawmill Tab

Hican  4169

Hican 4169

Pecan is a hickory and when cross-pollinated with another species of hickory is called hican. This will be a kitchen bar-top

Hican Dinette table

Hican Dinette table

The customer ordered the top and put it on a base they had made

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

This is the finished table with the customers base

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

Hican Dinette table with customer furnis

Water oak top, Before

Water oak top, Before

Water oak top, After

Water oak top, After

Water Oak, Andrea Strand1

Water Oak, Andrea Strand1

Pine, Convent Cross_0613

Pine, Convent Cross_0613

Pine, Convent Cros_0618

Pine, Convent Cros_0618

Pine, Convent Cros_0614

Pine, Convent Cros_0614

Pine, Convent Cros_0617

Pine, Convent Cros_0617

Pine, Convent Cros_0616

Pine, Convent Cros_0616

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4060

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4060

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4064

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4064

Split pedestal showing wedge tenon of stretcher

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4067

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4067

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4071

Pecan Table, B.Leatherwood 4071

Stretcher

Bowls, post oak  2339

Bowls, post oak 2339

Bowl, Pecan 2329

Bowl, Pecan 2329

Bowls Magnolia 2104

Bowls Magnolia 2104

Bowl, Pecan 2327

Bowl, Pecan 2327

Bowls Magnolia 2110

Bowls Magnolia 2110

Bowls, pecan 5 cored 2136

Bowls, pecan 5 cored 2136

Bowl, Pecan 2330

Bowl, Pecan 2330

Bowls, Pecan 2325

Bowls, Pecan 2325

Walnut men's valet box 3566

Walnut men's valet box 3566

Graduation present for nephew

Walnut men's valet box  3568

Walnut men's valet box 3568

Star 2134

Star 2134

Hand carved star in white oak

Bowls,post oak 2  cored 2142

Bowls,post oak 2 cored 2142

Deador Cedar table and bench 2139

Deador Cedar table and bench 2139

Deador Cedar table and bench 2140

Deador Cedar table and bench 2140

Pecan-desk-2020

Pecan-desk-2020

Pecan-desk-2018

Pecan-desk-2018

Showing method of anchoring top to skirt and skirt to legs

Pecan-desk-2014

Pecan-desk-2014

Bench, Live Oak 0690

Bench, Live Oak 0690

Workbench-new-top-1976

Workbench-new-top-1976

Workbench-new-top-1974

Workbench-new-top-1974

New top for my workbench with Veritas Twin Screw vise and a shop made leg vise

Barn-door-pecan-sliding-0558

Barn-door-pecan-sliding-0558

Barn Door_pine_1991

Barn Door_pine_1991

Barn Door_pine_1997

Barn Door_pine_1997

Ash-desk-top-1958

Ash-desk-top-1958

Barnwood, Tressel Table,1633

Barnwood, Tressel Table,1633

Barnwood Tressel Table 1657

Barnwood Tressel Table 1657

Barnwood Tressel Table 1656

Barnwood Tressel Table 1656

Headboard, Cypress 1818

Headboard, Cypress 1818

123.5" wide by approximately 36" high with shelf/drawer on each side

tx flag04

tx flag04

Red Oak Mantel G Mcdonald

Red Oak Mantel G Mcdonald

Red Oak Mantel G Mcdonald

Red Oak Mantel G Mcdonald

Willow Table 6'x4' 0071

Willow Table 6'x4' 0071

Willow Table 6'x4' 0066

Willow Table 6'x4' 0066

Willow Table 6'x4' 0056

Willow Table 6'x4' 0056

Oak Stair tread 1146

Oak Stair tread 1146

Stair Treads, Bur oak 1

Stair Treads, Bur oak 1

Bull nosed stair tread with 6" radiused riser

Red Oak Top 0865

Red Oak Top 0865

Red Oak Top 0863

Red Oak Top 0863

Deador Cedar Mantel 1128

Deador Cedar Mantel 1128

Cross, Unity_132347

Cross, Unity_132347

Cross, Unity 132317

Cross, Unity 132317

Cross, Bastrop fir pine 2840

Cross, Bastrop fir pine 2840

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0769.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0769.JPG

"Pioneer Woman" Walnut tree trunk rescued from burn pile--it refused to burn--left mostly in natural form through power and hand carving, finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil and displayed on a rotating pedestal base. Rugged, tough showing signs of adversity, been through the fire and still here.

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0772.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0772.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0771.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0771.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0770.JPG

Walnut Natural Scu;lpture 0770.JPG

Pecan Table 0734.JPG

Pecan Table 0734.JPG

Base made from the crouch ends of the flitches that were cut off to make the bookmatched table 8' long. Cracks and bark inclusions reinforced with walnut bow ties and the stretcher held together with wedges through the tenons

Pecan Table 0731.JPG

Pecan Table 0731.JPG

8' pecan table top finished with 6 coats of WaterLox

Pecan Table Rick M1.jpg

Pecan Table Rick M1.jpg

Pecan counter top 0655.JPG

Pecan counter top 0655.JPG

Ash Dining Table top 12'x4' 0597.JPG

Ash Dining Table top 12'x4' 0597.JPG

Pecan table top, Williams  0797.JPG

Pecan table top, Williams 0797.JPG

domino box, ryan 2691.jpg

domino box, ryan 2691.jpg

domino box, ryan 2692.jpg

domino box, ryan 2692.jpg

domino box, walmut sams 9885.jpg

domino box, walmut sams 9885.jpg

Donino-Box-Walnut-TAMU1

Donino-Box-Walnut-TAMU1

domino-box-seth's

domino-box-seth's

Domino-Box-TAM-2222

Domino-Box-TAM-2222

Domino-box-Texas-State-1895

Domino-box-Texas-State-1895

Walnut domino box with maple dovetail liner and leather inlay of Texas State Logo--Nephews graduation present

domino-box-church-2661

domino-box-church-2661

willow offering box 17.jpg

willow offering box 17.jpg

water oak chairs 2605.jpg

water oak chairs 2605.jpg

water oak chairs 2581.jpg

water oak chairs 2581.jpg

Water oak table 002.jpg

Water oak table 002.jpg

Water oak table and chairs 003.jpg

Water oak table and chairs 003.jpg

Water oak table 008.jpg

Water oak table 008.jpg

Water oak table 009.jpg

Water oak table 009.jpg

bat, cedar2616.jpg

bat, cedar2616.jpg

huntley cross5.jpg

huntley cross5.jpg

Water Oak Picnic Table 532.JPG

Water Oak Picnic Table 532.JPG

Water Oak Picnic Table 0535.JPG

Water Oak Picnic Table 0535.JPG

Water Oak Picnic Table 0537.JPG

Water Oak Picnic Table 0537.JPG

Red Oak cross1362.JPG

Red Oak cross1362.JPG

Ash Counter top 0423.JPG

Ash Counter top 0423.JPG

crosses+2437.jpg

crosses+2437.jpg

crosses+2435.jpg

crosses+2435.jpg

crosses+2436.jpg

crosses+2436.jpg

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1304.JPG

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1304.JPG

My office in our new home--Spalted pecan floor with 3 coats of Waterlox

Pecan+Mantel1220.JPG

Pecan+Mantel1220.JPG

Beams+in+Dining+Room1222.JPG

Beams+in+Dining+Room1222.JPG

Living+Room+Vaulted+Exposed+Ceiling+1224.JPG

Living+Room+Vaulted+Exposed+Ceiling+1224.JPG

The ceiling is rough sawn loblolly pine salvaged from the 2011 Labor Day Bastrop Fire

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1307.JPG

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1307.JPG

My office in our new home--Spalted pecan floor with 3 coats of Waterlox and a bookmatched pecan wall

Porch+exposed+ceiling+1140.JPG

Porch+exposed+ceiling+1140.JPG

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1305.JPG

Pecan+floor,+3+coats+WaterLox+1305.JPG

My office in our new home--Spalted pecan floor with 3 coats of Waterlox

Red+oak+Cabinet+with+Bur+Oak+Counter+Top+1277.JPG

Red+oak+Cabinet+with+Bur+Oak+Counter+Top+1277.JPG

Red+Oak+Island+With+Bur+Oak+Top+1297.JPG

Red+Oak+Island+With+Bur+Oak+Top+1297.JPG

Kitchen island--Red oak with a bur oak top

bathroom doors48.jpg

bathroom doors48.jpg

live oak slab coffee table1676.jpg

live oak slab coffee table1676.jpg

cherry+table+2234.jpg

cherry+table+2234.jpg

cedar+table+48+inch+round.+1.jpg

cedar+table+48+inch+round.+1.jpg

Cedar+End+table+_8_5863_3.jpg

Cedar+End+table+_8_5863_3.jpg

Cedar+table+top+434.JPG

Cedar+table+top+434.JPG

Cedar+table+base+436.JPG

Cedar+table+base+436.JPG

blackjack oak benches 1.jpg

blackjack oak benches 1.jpg

live+oak+bench+1703.jpg

live+oak+bench+1703.jpg

post+oak+logs5048.jpg

post+oak+logs5048.jpg

murphy+bed+36.jpg

murphy+bed+36.jpg

sword+plaque+5.jpg

sword+plaque+5.jpg

oak+table+leg4103.JPG

oak+table+leg4103.JPG

Pecan+Top,2nd+coat+5.JPG

Pecan+Top,2nd+coat+5.JPG

Pecan+Top,2nd+coat6.JPG

Pecan+Top,2nd+coat6.JPG

Pecan,+Counter+Top+294.JPG

Pecan,+Counter+Top+294.JPG

Bur+Oak+Top+1+coat+0004.JPG

Bur+Oak+Top+1+coat+0004.JPG

Pecan,+Counter+Top+0293.JPG

Pecan,+Counter+Top+0293.JPG

murphy+bed+55.jpg

murphy+bed+55.jpg

post+oak+entertainment+center7984.jpg

post+oak+entertainment+center7984.jpg

agarita+stem+pot.jpg

agarita+stem+pot.jpg

Turned+on+wood+lathe

YoYo,+bodark1.jpg

YoYo,+bodark1.jpg

stable9640.jpg

stable9640.jpg

christmas+ornament,1480.jpg

christmas+ornament,1480.jpg

Longleaf+pine+woodturning

entry+floor5.jpg

entry+floor5.jpg

Church+light+boxes5295.JPG

Church+light+boxes5295.JPG

log+planter9042.jpg

log+planter9042.jpg

Martin+house1.jpg

Martin+house1.jpg

Bodark+burl+1365.JPG

Bodark+burl+1365.JPG

Sycamore+Stool9857.JPG

Sycamore+Stool9857.JPG

Candlestick,+mesquite.jpg

Candlestick,+mesquite.jpg

locust+bowl.jpg

locust+bowl.jpg

Lathe+turned+black+locust

log+planter9043.jpg

log+planter9043.jpg

Candlestick,+bodark3.jpg

Candlestick,+bodark3.jpg

Boxelder1256.JPG

Boxelder1256.JPG

Texas+Ebony+Carvers+Mallet990.JPG

Texas+Ebony+Carvers+Mallet990.JPG

spoons+++cutting+boards+9992.jpg

spoons+++cutting+boards+9992.jpg

Bur Oak Table310.JPG

Bur Oak Table310.JPG

Bur Oak Table309.JPG

Bur Oak Table309.JPG

Bur Oak Table307.JPG

Bur Oak Table307.JPG

Bur Oak Table313.JPG

Bur Oak Table313.JPG

Custom Bur Oak table base284.JPG

Custom Bur Oak table base284.JPG

sams table2495.jpg

sams table2495.jpg

phone box54.jpg

phone box54.jpg

phone box53.jpg

phone box53.jpg

Walburg Community Center Sign 304.JPG

Walburg Community Center Sign 304.JPG

Pecan Countertop, Router Planing289.JPG

Pecan Countertop, Router Planing289.JPG

This is how I flatten all my large tops

postoffice box, oak2.jpg

postoffice box, oak2.jpg

Post Oak Entertainment Center8078.JPG

Post Oak Entertainment Center8078.JPG

pine mantle486.jpg

pine mantle486.jpg

pecan lamp table8.jpg

pecan lamp table8.jpg

pecan couch table6.jpg

pecan couch table6.jpg

pecan+tables,end+9.jpg

pecan+tables,end+9.jpg

pecan+tables3.jpg

pecan+tables3.jpg

mesquite, bell31.jpg

mesquite, bell31.jpg

mesquite table top326.JPG

mesquite table top326.JPG

mesquite candlesticks.jpg

mesquite candlesticks.jpg

mantel, cedar2.jpg

mantel, cedar2.jpg

Loom Bench, open.jpg

Loom Bench, open.jpg

lecturn, deodar cedar9958.jpg

lecturn, deodar cedar9958.jpg

lecturn, deodar cedar9959.jpg

lecturn, deodar cedar9959.jpg

Cuttingboard table, maple5.jpg

Cuttingboard table, maple5.jpg

Cedar post corner 177.JPG

Cedar post corner 177.JPG

Bench 1445.JPG

Bench 1445.JPG

Alabaster Church7851.JPG

Alabaster Church7851.JPG

Sycamore bowl.jpg

Sycamore bowl.jpg

Sand pendulum, mesquite3.jpg

Sand pendulum, mesquite3.jpg

Sand pendulum2.jpg

Sand pendulum2.jpg

Cutting Boards1864.JPG

Cutting Boards1864.JPG

cutting boards.jpg

cutting boards.jpg

Chip and Dip serving tray 1271.JPG

Chip and Dip serving tray 1271.JPG

Boxelder 1257.JPG

Boxelder 1257.JPG

Eight +inch+platter+woodturning

aspen log bed8820.jpg

aspen log bed8820.jpg

pecan bowel 3237.jpg

pecan bowel 3237.jpg

mesquite lamp  0127.jpg

mesquite lamp 0127.jpg

The shade if from W Kohler Lamp & Shade Co, Alamogordo, NM

Intarsia Angel 3238.JPG

Intarsia Angel 3238.JPG

mesquite display pedistal with pecan bowl 0126.jpg

mesquite display pedistal with pecan bowl 0126.jpg

Columbarium with 14 nitches for cremation remains, made by brother Jim 1244

Columbarium with 14 nitches for cremation remains, made by brother Jim 1244

A few years ago my next older brother registered a cemetery plot on the back side of the hill from his house and made a rock enclosure, naming it the "Live Oak Hill Dust Farm". Our younger brother, the welder, made the cross shaped columbarium and I made his mesquite urn.

Columbarium with 14 nitches for cremation remains, made by brother Jim 1245

Columbarium with 14 nitches for cremation remains, made by brother Jim 1245

Urn, mesquite for brother Dickie 1250

Urn, mesquite for brother Dickie 1250

Urn, mesquite for brother Dickie 1249

Urn, mesquite for brother Dickie 1249

casket ,dads 4559.jpg

casket ,dads 4559.jpg

casket, moms 1091.jpg

casket, moms 1091.jpg

My Mom started on me that I needed to make her a casket. I ignored her at first but finally decided that it would be an honor and started on it. My Brother Jim, did the iron work and on January 4, 2008 Mom got to use it--and it was a great honor to make this for her

Many of the large table tops are way to big to flatten using my planer so I flatten them using a technique called router planing.  This short video demonstrates how I do this

As with all thing, we tend to enlarge and I needed to flatten bigger table tops so I modified my set up and can now flatten very large tops.  With another extension, over 16. long and about 7. wide

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