Charles Ogg

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Walnut Dining Table, Nakashima Style

I was lucky enough to be asked to build a small George Nakashima style Conoid style walnut dining table this past fall. I have always admired the work from the Nakashima  Studios and jumped at the chance to immerse myself in the project. I know a guy who runs a small bandsaw mill nearby with …

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Christy’s Spalted Maple Hutch

This is a fun spalted maple hutch I designed and build for my daughter.  Christy wanted a special place to display her collection of plates, platters and bowls. She also needed a cupboard to store table linens. I made a couple of sketches and we landed on this design that fits nicely in her home. I …

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Dresser of 6 Drawers in Mahogany

A classic chest of 6 drawers in Mahogany. With hand-cut dovetail drawers. I built this piece to sell in an artisan gallery I was once a part of. At the time I had a good stack of mahogany boards I had acquired from the widow of a local woodworker. He unknowingly made her a tidy …

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Burial Box Carved in Black Cherry

A burial box carved in black cherry for cremated remains. The box is constructed with dovetailed corners, a molded base, panel top and has a removable bottom panel. I have made some that have only a textured top panel and some like the one shown that have a personalized symbol, in this case a …

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Cherry Side-Table with Beaded Edge and Carved Drawer Pull

A cherry side-table with beaded edge and carved drawer pull. Cherry gives this piece a warm color and the detail gives it just enough interest.  

Cherry Side-Table with Carved Fish Drawer Pull

A cherry side-table with carved fish drawer pull.


Wildlife Carvings: Long Billed Curlew, Mountain Goat, Brook Trout and Coho Salmon

On this page I am including a few of my wildlife carvings: Long Billed Curlew, Mountain Goat, Brook Trout and Coho Salmon. The fish are part of other pieces seen on this site while the curlew and mountain goat will appear only here. The Curlew is carved from a single block of walnut with …

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Gentleman’s Jewelry Valet Box Carved in Black Cherry

  A gentleman’s jewelry valet box carved in Black Cherry. This box was made as a gift for a new inductee into the ‘Secrete Service’. I cannot tell who it is or I will have to knock you off. Not that I remember anyway. Other woods can be used, check for availability. This box is …

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Mantle with Brookie Trout Carved in Black Walnut

A fireplace mantle with brookie trout carved in Black Walnut. Texture and creative realism abound in this piece. The carved pattern in the wood looks like water. All that’s missing is the sound.

Mirror Frame Carved in Mahogany

A mirror frame carved in mahogany. This particular mirror was built with a beveled glass and an organic carved pattern to add interest.