Sunday, August 2, 2009

Project Parade

The last 10 days have been a whirlwind of activity in and out of the shop ... We finished up several projects that have been in the works for a while, started and finished a few new ones, and I have generally been too busy to write much about them individually. It just poured and Bill L and I canceled our golf date, so I'm taking a minute to try and get some stuff down here ... Lots to see .... Click the pictures to enlarge them ...

We completed the last of the trim and returns on the walnut paneled room a week ago Thursday

Yesterday I took some furniture to Brattleboro for an upcoming show by the Guild of Vermont Furnituremakers at Gallery 2, Vermont Artisans Designs on Main Street there. I had a nice curly redwood console table that Sam, Jim and I whipped up last week, a piece for Steve Holman, of Holman Studios and a desk and a bed for Bill Laberge. In all, I think there will be over twenty pieces representing the work of members of the guild. The show opens next Friday ... more on that later.

Furniture and Fine Art ... good combo

A week ago Friday I finished the slate on the first side of the roof of our new woodshed ...

This past week we made and gilded a frame for a giclee of an NC Wyeth painting. Will, and Anne, (of Wood and Signs), did the gilding and it will go to The Image Loft in Manchester for John Conte to install the painting, maybe tomorrow ... We made a similar frame for the same print last year for this client's brother ...

Discovered (after a visit by a friend who works at the Met) that it's possible a chest we have been doing some cleaning and restoration work on (post fire) may have been in the client's family for over 300 YEARS !! Unbelievable !

Finished the cockatoo chairs ... delivery to Boston Tuesday

Flock of cockatoos on the bench .. Painting by Sam ...

Finished a recycled chestnut dressing table, bench and tilting mirror for the walnut room client. The mirror was unable to attend for the photo ...

Cut one of the big walnut slabs to make a wall mounted console

More on this piece later

Finished the zebra wood tables ... sweet!

Finished the custom bookcase and delivered it

Will and I made some progress on our banjos ... (Previous post)

Fretboard and peghead next

And started work on 4 lounge and 2 rocking chairs for a porch in Newton ...

2 comments:

Jeff Branch said...

Very nice. For some reason, I like the zebra wood tables and the bookcase the most. Beautiful work on all of it.

J said...

Beautiful!!! Sometimes I get clients who are looking for custom made objects for their boats. It is a boat repair site. Come and join us!!