Friday, April 28, 2017
This project was an integral part of a larger art installation designed by local glass artist Ed Carpenter. I was honored to be asked to be an integral third part of this collaboration with Ed and Eric Canon, who built the textured metal base/feet. You can see Ed's dichroic colored glass pieces shooting up and out into the sunlit skylight. All together he titled the project "Molly's Garden" - after his mother who was a librarian there years ago. Indeed, with the sunlight streams down Ed's colored glass conduit into my wooden chalice, the energy is then carried down through Greg's wavy woods, to be held fast by Eric's steel boots - firmly defining our Library's centrum. Come by anytime, feel the energy ! and check out a good book.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Saturday, February 20, 2016
This CVG Fir kitchen has a light stain on it. Big bin drawers play a prominent role for easy access here utilizing the under-mounted full extension slides by Blum. Storage over oven cabinets are often too high up to reach, so I often designate that cabinet to house vertical dividers for trays etc.- being the most efficient way to use and access the space. Under cabinet lighting is concealed behind the upper doors.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
from the workbench:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Here is the front view. 48" x 22"d. x 36" ht. The drawers below are sized to house DVD cases on edge. These are also hand cut dovetail drawer boxes - no drawer slides - just a box in-a-box design with waxed rails - loose enough for some wood movement. - very smooth. African wenge wood pulls are hand made.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
This kitchen has a 9' ceiling and our CVG Fir cabinets feature full height doors. Horizontal grain matching seen here with the solid stock drawer faces is an important design issue. It is most often overlooked with production/stock cabinetmakers because it's expensive labor to keep track of that match. I enjoyed the custom wood microwave "trim kit."
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Bentwood cedar bench 2' x 8' - slats made from CVG cedar landscape bender boards; Brass base pedestals and tabletop / fire-pit cover made by Eric Canon Metals, a metal sculptor also of Forest Grove, OR. I had fun bending the 64 off the shelf 10' long cedar bender boards around an 8' radius form. Exterior white glue -Titebond II works just fine and is easy clean-up, but the process involves dozens of clamps and many set-up clamping sessions. Getting quality clear vertical grain material is key as is the case with any bentwood project, as well as lots of project patience. The finish is Linseed oil and turpentine - several coats. It's been a year since, so it's probably time for another coat. I like how the brass is weathering too.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
38" wide and 45" ht. -
This is mahogany - one wide board for the main work top. I had fun with the end panels
and the top edge ends. Even the little drawer faces are fishy shaped. I think my friend Tom will have plenty of room to get that Pheasant tail nymph going.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Cheryl & Chris Hunter have a breakfast table now that will be even more comfy when seat cushions are soon done. This local Oregon white oak wood is from a Forest Grove neighbor - whose backyard tree had a few embedded tree house nails, but we cut around them just in time.
The butterflies are walnut which embellish and help hold things together. It's challenging working with air-dried "green" wood because of natural shrinkage, twisting and cracking but these effects also lend to a nice character - not found in anything but genuine, natural materials.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here is an Oregon white oak table with a strong clean leg detail. With tables I like to announce how leg design should never go unnoticed, and of course I can't help but do things a bit unusual. The edge detailing speaks boldly for itself.
This is a pair of bookmatched 4" thick slab of local Oregon white oak placed on a trestle leg system. It was rather green when built, and the wood has shrunken quite a bit. Our butterflies really do the job of holding it together. It weighs a ton, and when you sit at it feeling its solid density, it is a very grounding experience. This is an oil-based satin polyurathane finish.