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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shou-Sugi-Ban Reclaimed Douglas Fir Side Table. Sold.

So the Shou-Sugi-Ban technique is basically moderately burning the outer surface of a resinous wood, there is an art to it. I only utilized that on the outer facing surfaces on this piece.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Live Edge Walnut Magnetic Knife Racks. All Sold.

I've created a few more of these, as the myrtle version I had posted on my etsy site went viral last week. Two of these sold this morning. Actually, this one was the first to sell, no small wonder as the grain has the most WOW! of all of them.

Most of these are 16" long, height varies from 4 to 5 ".  

I created a channel in the backside of the piece to embed the magnets( I used ceramic Ferrite block magnets),  then  refilled the open space with more tight fitting pieces of walnut, which are glued into place for maximum strength.

Alien Baby Tripod Driftwood Bench in Doug Fir and Cedar. Sold.

I'm really getting the hang of using the totally organic lines of these driftwood legs!


Lovin. the gnarl on this one!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Reclaimed Live Edge Doug Fir Side Table with charred accents. Sold

This table is made from 100% reclaimed douglas fir. Lucked out on the Live Edge on this one.

It pays to keep an eye out to see what comes in every few days at rebuild it center.

I charred the outside edges of the legs with a propane torch!

Driftwood Doug Fir Bench with Driftwood Cedar Legs and Feet. $190.00

Crazy anthropomorphic legging on this fatty doug fir driftwood slab, I have two of these pieces. This one is 64.5 inches long and the other is 63, they both had a single giant on school rusty nail in each end. 

I love the opposition on these legs as a design element.

Knotty feet!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Live Edge Myrtle Indoor Bike Racks. Sold.

Working on an order for these bike racks, rethought my design and clearances and tried as best I could to emulate the proportions of a Samurai sword rack. Bow to your bike before you remove it! 

This myrtle is a pretty rare hardwood that only grows in southern Oregon and bits of NorCal. The grain goes from straight to insanely ripply like burly maple, both of these racks are fairly swoopy, but not rippled, a few of the others I made had some mad note fractal stuff goin' on.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What am I thankful for? Driftwood!

It looked pretty clear when I left home, by the time I got here, raining fairly steady by the time I made it to this 12 foot long piece of driftwood doug fir.

Splitting it evenly at 6 feet, I originally thought I would do two benches out of it, but who knows. 

My field handsaw, antique, but still sharp. The tape measure I'm using on this mission was also found on the beach. Kinda long story on that one, involving hippies trying to build a raft; needless to say they did not meet with much success.

Moved one piece down to the dolly.

Got the other piece tied on, but didn't make it very far. Too much weight to pull at once over uneven ground. I stashed the heavier piece in the weeds on the trail that leads to the train tracks. This location is about a mile from where my car is parked.

Made it to the flat part of the main path and picked up this 2x12 that I stashed here earlier.

Finally got the load back to my Blonde Bombshell,Helga.