Sunday, September 19, 2010

Edge Detail

Mahogany edge detail

Fly Tying workbench

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


Here's a modern rendition of a Japanese step tansu, at a hallway and staircase. This really does help organize within a busy passageway.
This cherrywood entry is for shoes and each door has locker type storage for school backpacks, soccer balls, and skateboards?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pull-out spice organiztion

Kathy Vinton inspired me to do this. She always has such a fresh approach. Simple wood dowels work well herding the flock of spices.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let's start with a good breakfast

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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Honduran Mahogany Table

Here is a Honduran Mahogany tabletop with my fierce concentric wave carved edge. I'm afraid the ponderosa pine peeler core leg does it little justice and pales in comparison.

White Oak Table

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.

Oregon White Oak Table

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.