{Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young}

WoodwardWoodworks NEWS  December, 2011
Dear friends, family and clients:
I've decked the WoodwardWoodworks halls with the colors of the season and wish for you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young
114 Woodward Ypsilanti, Michigan
734 218-5803
e-mail Alan

I leave you with  a Christmas carol I sang many years ago.
The text is by Christina Rossetti.
2011 the Year in Review.
You've likely seen most of these pieces in news letters from earlier this year but it's December and time for a review! If you are a Facebook user you can also see periodic updates  of my work here. These more frequent postings include a featured "Piece of the Month"
During the late Winter-early Spring I displayed a series of
  14 Wall Crosses  at
University Lutheran Chapel, Ann Arbor.
Word of God Cross
Here are some of  new designs that I completed for the display.
Chapel Gothic Cross
King of Heaven Cross
Broken Chains Cross
Bethlehem III Cross
Bethlehem III
In May I finished work on a Farm House-styled table.
The table is made from clear cut Pine. Click on the picture to follow the construction phases....
This piece is a Memorial Wall Hanging.
I was commissioned to build this by a friend from college days. She in turn had a friend who's teenage son died quite unexpectedly. The young man loved the saxophone.
This Bathroom Vanity in Red Oak left my shop in early June for final staining and installation.  The clients have been very busy and finished installation pictures are forth coming.
This is a chess set I gave  to my son Spencer
as a college graduation gift.
The chess board is Maple and Sapele veneers
over Baltic Birch plywood.The frame is Maple
and Sapele with applied brass corners.
The case is Maple for the sides, and Walnut
for the bottom molding.
This is a chess set I gave  to my son O'Neill
as a college graduation gift.
The chess board is Maple and Walnut
veneers over Baltic Birch plywood.
The frame is Maple and Walnut 
The case is Ash for the sides, and Walnut
for the bottom molding and drawer fronts.
When I was in my early 20's  I made several  chess set's out of steel. This past Spring my son's O'Neill and Spencer both graduated from college. As graduation gifts I gave each of them one of the chess sets plus a new made board and storage case.
Here is an Art-Deco styled table. This table now resides in my mother-in-law's cabin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
This cabinet was completed in late November and is made from white oak and black walnut. It's Celtic features including a Celtic Cross on the door panel, handmade brass door pull in  the form of a Celtic Cross, and Celtic Knots on the door frame and the cabinet top.
The last piece from the shop for 2011 is a small Nightstand in Maple and Birch with a "Nutmeg" stain.