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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reclaimed hemlock and cedar side board/ display table. $250.00

I really like the feel of this design, this is the second of this style I have made.

Changed up my glaze formula on this one by adding a 50/50 mix of  alizarin crimson and cadmium red medium to the brown and black mix. It really warms it up.

The cedar legs I did a charred wood look to by torching them lightly with a propane torch. Turned out really dramatic!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Driftwood Douglas Fir Stump Table with glass top. Sold.

Found some glass for this table today at Rebuild it Center. I love that place!

The ghost face profile is what attracted me to this stump. Just in time for Halloween!

The gnarl and drifty edgelike qualities are resplendent on this piece.

Close up of the gnarl.

Lisa decided to use it in the shop for display at Oko Gallery on Thurman Street in NW Portland.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charred wood shelving installation.

Lisa with her design completed.She's happy, and that means I'm happy!

The shelves are a made from a piece of 1" Doug Fir that had some nice gray aging.

Her concept here was to break up the space and give it a more vertical dimension.

Looks pretty awesome within the context of the space.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charred wood shelving experiment.

The lighting of the torch!
Working on this shelving project for Lisa's gallery space, while we were perusing wood for using at Rebuild it Center, some pieces of burnt wood caught our eye. Lisa became enamoured of the charred look and so we set about making it happen in a controlled (sort of) setting.

The pieces are fused together with some dowel rods and the notches are all cut.

Trying to work across the surface evenly here to get a fairly uniform crisping.

The final product, sprayed the thing with a can of Deft and left.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rustic reclaimed Doug Fir bench with driftwood walnut legs. Sold

This rustic river bench is six feet long, 18 inches high and 12 deep.

Detail of the top.

The driftwood walnut legs, I didn't know they were walnut until I started mounting them. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Driftedge Woodworking is now on Etsy and already selling!

I've had my Etsy shop open for less than two days and this table just sold. She's getting shipped to California on Tuesday.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Live edge magnetic knife rack. Sold

The rack is 16" wide with a single mounting screw, finished with food grade butcher block oil.