Carved black locust sign - 38" x 15". Finish is Sikkens Marine coating
This playful design features a spalted maple top with two drawers floating in its frame. The frame, drawers and shelf are ash. Handles are paduck. The drawer box are knit using hand cut dovetails and the drawers are piston fit.
This table was constructed from a locally harvested black locust, normally destined to the firewood pile. This wood is too lovely to burn. It is 81" x 34" x 29" high. The legs and rails are secured with wedges. Finish: Osma Matt Polyx
The parents wanted a toy box that would stay with their young son even after parted from the family home as an adult. The base joinery gave this box a solid foundation with the parts locking together.
The box is built with cherry, ash and cedar for the bottoms and includes a hidden compartment. Finish is hand rubbed tung oil. The top is supported with friction lid stays.
When I was asked if I could make some stump stools, I did not know what they were. After checking on-line I thought I had to do better than what I saw. These stools were given a lighter appearance and a touch of refinement by adding these delicately shaped legs. It also makes the stools a bit more stable. The main body is from a salvaged ash log and the legs are also ash.
This cabinet could be a storyboard of life - plants & fruit, little creatures, insects, birds and spirit.
Projecting and floating from the tulip like base is a simple box. One that tells a story which will be different for each person that ponders the carvings. The cabinet is built from salvaged butternut. It stands 42" tall, 18"w x 12"D. The base is 9" tall. The finish is a seal coat of shellac, stain and hand rubbed tung oil.
This cabinet is being built with locally salvaged butternut, a close relative of walnut. The door will be carved with the carving flowing onto the top and sides. See the full size sketch hanging on the cabinet. Stay tuned.
Together they become oxymoron, a table that delights, but it's not for everyone!
This table is an interplay between live edge slabs and traditional furniture construction. The drawer box is suspended between the two languages. The left live edge slab is scotch elm. That piece of wood had been hanging the shop for years before the inspiration came. Everything else is american elm except for the drawer front which is curly ash salvaged from a neighbours stove wood pile. (29"h x 24"w x 18.5"d)
The owner initially wanted this antique oak table converted to a coffee table(top left). With a little thought we were able to make it a convertable table that can be either a coffee table or a dining table by removing the modified main post section. The machined hardware does the job beautifully and solidly; just thread the top and removable post on or off.