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, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Custom Order Shou-Sugi-Ban Benches, built to order.

Starting off with some 100 year old doug fir studs, there is beauty beneath the gnar.

This one has been through fire already, each of these chunks of wood has it's own story.

I rough plane them with a handplaner to flatten the tops all out, then rip them all to the same thickness using a table saw.

Down to the basement shop to do the dowel joining.

One down, one to go!

OK, that's a wrap for tonight, tomorrow I will burn them!

The trick is to let them just start to catch fire, then put it out.

Delivered to the customers home, the contrast works well with the decor.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reclaimed Doug Fir and Live Edge Walnut Coffee Table. Sold.

A new old table gives life to some old doug fir flooring, trimmed with dark walnut and two live edge walnut legs and two square legs, all from the same hunk of wood, which I "upcycled" from another local furniture builder.

This piece is 24 inches wide, 62 inches long, and 18 inches high,