Mike Dombrowsky’s table: Celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Eliot House Woodworking Program

Mike Dombrowsky spent two semesters with us at the Eliot Woodshop. After contemplating a few project alternatives he zoomed in on making a shaker influenced end table, but with a twist. Mike set to break the symmetry of the drawer facade and, in a truly virtuous way, to deconstruct it by making the handle in the front stand out. 

Here is the sketch of the drawer front. Notice the inset behind the handle.

Mike chose to shape the handle from wenge while the rest of the table was made from pine, popular and mahogany. 

Here are a few pictures:

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About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.