Sunday, June 28, 2015

news from the metal shop

sam's been busy in the metal shop since open studio ... he's done several steel bases for our designer friend jennifer palumbo in boston, working in conjunction with her local upholsterers, who judging from the
photos, are really good at what they do.  click the photos to enlarge them. .....
essentially, they are 'platforms' to support the upholstery .. this one in two pieces as it was quite large.
welded and painted

for the same project, a steel bench base

a custom bench base
with our 'dark bronze' finish
ta dah !!  cool piece !!


and a garden arch in painted steel ..

                                                      some grouse belt buckles ..
and always wear your 'vermonter' belt buckle when you are touring with your college golf team ...
some nice hammered steel shaker pulls

i think this is called a california balcony, but i've also heard it called a 'juliet' balcony.  
sam did a couple of these for the same builder a few years back. second floor french doors.
and a bronze finish steel and reclaimed oak console ...this piece was a big hit at open studio
interesting project here for the wood fired grill at the famous
south londonderry bistro, solo - farm & table

and we're hoping to get the metal lathe finally up and running this week
a custom house sign holder
and the final piece of a large house/railing project he started last year about this time.  the house is now finished inside and the landscaping is underway.


he's about to make a bench base to go with this table base he made for another furniture maker
to put under  a bosnian pear wood top

the cad drawings for both
he's currently working on a pair of steel based nesting tables for one our favorite interior design clients, jennifer palumbo in newton, mass .. these shoulod be finished up this week.
with some 1/4trd white oak tops ...
and he recently finished 10 of these bag racks for our local country club driving range.  i need to
take a picture next time i'm there ...
and the pool table below was finally delivered and set up last week .. my compliments and deep appreciation to thomas grimaldi pool tables of farmingdale, new york for handling the set up out on the end of long island.  i hear the house is quite amazing, and i look forward to seeing photos of the finished room.
it was a fun project ...

and the fish are biting ...

Sunday, June 14, 2015

a couple of white oak tables


we shipped two tables to marblehead yesterday.  they've been in the works for a while, pending completion of a remodeling project in the house.  the dining table was 12' long with the leaves on the ends, and the coffee table was a pretty good sized one too at 48 x 68. 

we started with some 8/4 plain sawn white oak from hal moore at adirondack hardwoods..
the construction of the base was straightforward mortise and tenon and the leg style was based on a drawing the client's architect sent us of the leg on the new kitchen island.
the clients wanted to occasionally extend the table, but didn't want the leaves in the center, so sam fabricated some 3/4 square steel pull out supports.
and chris added the wooden locators as well as some steel locking devices to keep the leaves attached to the table when they were added.
closed, the leaf supports are totally unobstrusive.


looks like a nice place to hang out !



Friday, May 22, 2015

open studio ... good to go !

ok, after a couple days of cleaning and organizing, we're good to go for open studio #23 ... we've got some things to see, some things for sale, and the cleanest shop since this time last year.  i whine and moan about how much time it takes, but it always feels good when we are really clean (for us), like now, and ready to open the doors.  come by if you can, saturday or sunday, 10 to 5.  lots to see, like the big slab of mahogany above.  click the photos to enlarge them.
 
 wood shop at about 4:00 ... everybody gone but will and kit .  a reclaimed chestnut king size bed, and a 12' white oak table ready to be finished next week...
 i've had pottery out in the past, but this time, for the first time, there will  be prices on the back.
 sam's metal shop is clean and the new lathe is ready to be wired up
 as usual, the banjo shop area is neat as a pin.
 and kit is setting up jer jewelry in the finish room .  the mahogany slab is in there as well as the claro walnut slab for sale on the wall, and there's an oak slab too that would make a small dining table 
or a nice coffee table.
 still waiting for the house to be finished to ship the pool table to long island
 the table from last year's statehojuse show is still looking for a home.
it's a little 'outside the box', but the right person may come by this weekend.
 ready to finish ... headed to marblehead
 our new temporary gallery over the metal shop is set up, and trevor has a few things for sale there too.
and the wild azaleas are blooming ...