Function:

I am a visual artist and woodworker creating functional and character filled furniture and accessories using the many techniques I have accumulated over the years. I received my BFA in 1998 and have since done fine art, finish carpentry, cabinet installation, and faux finishing. I have been doing original furniture design and custom woodwork since 2010.
My goal and purpose is to combine these elements and skills to make functional beautiful furniture that is inviting as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Live Edge Magnetic Knife Racks.

I have been making this knife rack design for I guess almost ten years now, though that seems hard to believe to me. It's strange how the older you get, the faster time seems to pass. These are primarily built from western walnut, but I like to throw a few Oregon Myrtle in there for good measure. This order is headed to a knife shop in San Francisco, called Bernal Cutlery. They have a fabulous selection of knives from all over the world, but I think their primary focus has been Japanese Steel. Still looking for a shop here in Portland who can move bulk like the SF shop does, I tried the guy on Hawthorne, but he didn't have funds to do an up front payment. That's the problem with Portland, everybody is cheap. There, I said it. You happy now:)? I will likely put some of these up on the Etsy soon, I just moved into my own shop space, so a renewal is in order.





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Clear Cedar and Steel Pipe Bench. $250.00

A variation on one of my design themes, I had purchased this cedar ay Rebuild it Center in a few rough sawn pieces thinking it was fir. Finally figured out a good use for it.
To see more of my work or for contact info visit my online store at www.driftedge.etsy.com
 






Monday, November 27, 2017

PNW Kitchen accents.

A set of floating shelves, hidden light boxes and a reclaimed barn style door. All designed to order for one of my long term clients. Please do not leave advertisements for your bullcrap woodworking plans on my blog. I am a DESIGNER! I have never used any prefabbed plans for anything. I do not wish to disable commenting, but if you dill holes continue to abuse my space I will shut you down, stop now please.
back to the real deal... all these projects are custom designed and made from reclaimed old growth fir.




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Custom built Carriage House Doors.

 I had a request to do a set of these earlier this summer, and have since done 4 different sets in various  neighborhoods in SE and SW Portland. Some of these I had just done a primer only, and the customers were going to final paint. Each opening is unique on these old carriage houses, so these are built to order.





Thursday, July 6, 2017

Live Edge Magnetic Knife Racks

These are mostly available through various knife shops in SF and Portland, also one far flung shop in Wisconsin. You can also contact me on my Etsy page at www.driftedge.etsy.com

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wooden bike pannier. 2nd prototype, soon to go into production and available for purchase.

As a pretty regular bike commuter, I started envisioning beautiful handcrafted wooden storage units. This side will hold all your roadside repair gear, cable lock, and either three beers or a sweater.