Saturday, October 28, 2017

a needlepoint stool

the boys whipped up a sweet little cherry stool for a client's needlepoint.
we did a similar one for another friend a few years back, and coincidentally
it was another smaller group of sheep by the same designer.
the new client liked the details so for once we didn't have to reinvvent the wheel

right at home ...

tidy job by trevor on the upholstery work
15 x 22 x 16 high .. minimal padding, but comfortable ...

Friday, October 27, 2017


so, this quote from mr. spock showed up on my kitchen counter saturday.  every year a 
neighbor gives us a calendar of sayings, a one a day thing.
kit and i use them for note paper, and as you can see, we are about a year behind.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

a quartered oak coffee table

finished up a new quartered oak coffee table last week
the client requested a 'driftwood gray' finish which was a bit of a struggle,
but we got it in the end ... 42 x 64 x 17, and about 250 pounds with the steel on it.
cad drawing

the steel detail ...
and another shot ... we should have an 'onsite' view soon

Sunday, October 1, 2017

a reclaimed chestnut and steel dining table

we finished this one a while back, but we are going to use the base design
in a couple of new projects coming up soon ... 
the table base is essentially 2.5" square tubing, with welded caps on the bottom to
accept small adjustable levelers .. the original design was wood, but
the clients for the matched tables above wanted to incorporate some of sam's steel work.
cad drawing for the chestnut table .. very straightforward ...

base alone .. tubing plus angle iron
we'll be making a curly maple table about 34 x 78, and probably at the same time,
 a base for this new mahogany plank that arrived recently from
our friends at irion lumber 
  ... +/- 42 x 120 .. and available .. will cut to suit
nice one!
beginning of the smoothing process .. looks kind of cool like this, actually