Archive for the 'Random Projects' Category

Shop Antics V1

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

There are countless articles and books written about the importance of creating and nurturing a distinct culture (or atmosphere) in the work place. Thankfully, we are lucky to have one of those distinct workplace cultures. In fact, it arose quite organically, with no poking or prodding from yours truly. Several guys (and the one gal) […]

Dining Table Experiment – The Base

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

My Personal Dining Table A few months ago, I wrote about designing and constructing a new dining table top for our recently remodeled living/dining room. I started by building the top (since we were tired of eating on the couch), but my wife was not to impressed with the sturdy (yet utilitarian) melamine boxes we […]

Dining Table Experiment – The Top

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

My Personal Dining Table Last summer we embarked on (and are still finishing up) a huge remodel of our 1,100 square foot home. The remodel ended up reconfiguring our front room, which consists of our entryway, living room, and dining room). As such, it was out with the old dining table and in with a […]

Walnut TV Stand

Monday, January 14th, 2013

TV Stand Material = Walnut Hardwood and Walnut Plywood This past summer we began a huge furniture project for a local client, 9 pieces in all. In August we delivered an entry table, a buffet, an end table, and a console table. A month or so later we delivered another end table, two coffee tables, […]

Sapele Console Table 2

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Console Table – Ribbon Sapele Veneer In the last entry, I left off with the top of the console table in the vacuum bag. In this entry, we will begin with the top fully veneered. As you can see in the picture, all of the ribbon Sapele veneer on the sides has the grain oriented […]

Sapele Console Table 1

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Console Table – Ribbon Sapele Veneer We recently began working on 9 different pieces of furniture for a local client and almost every piece is unique in its design and wood species. The first piece I want to chronicle is a console table. This table will be sitting off to the side of the client’s […]

Curved Bench

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Curved Bench Materials = Sapele Veneer and Sapele Hardwood We recently had a client in San Francisco contact us about making a shoe bench for one of his clients. The bench needed to be fairly small, since it was going in a foyer shared by three apartments, have the ability to hold a fair number […]

Lamp Table

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Lamp Table – Alder & Metal Bar This project blog is just a bit late, given that the table we will be looking at today has been in the clients home for 14 months now! The table was a simple end table, made up of a 22″ diameter top, top and bottom wood rings, and […]

Honu Bench

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Honu Bench – Stained Alder We recently had a client who wanted a customized bench for his master bedroom.  The client was born and raised in Hawaii and had an attachment to the Hawaiian hieroglyphic of the sea turtle, otherwise known as “honu”.  He wanted a bench that was stout and sturdy, with angular lines, […]

2010 Chair Affair Entry

Friday, May 21st, 2010

2010 Chair Affair Furniture Competition Entry Every year the Interior Designers of Idaho put on a furniture competition called the Chair Affair.  Any type of furniture is fair game, not just chairs. So, I used this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. My wife had been asking me to build a buffet for […]