Friday, November 24, 2023

black friday sale!

 i hope you all had a good turkey day!
 it is now black friday so i have a few things to post here,
some pristine, some 'lightly used' and with negotiable price tags ...
this one just in the door on monday this week ...
this is a claro walnut slab desk i made for a show a few years back ...
it didn't sell and went to the local arts center where they used it as a reception desk,
with a price tag .. no luck there, and next it went to a local art gallery, also with a price tag,
but no luck there either .. the 40 or 50% commission for the galleries 
i think just made it too tough a sale.  so, i am currently offering it at a
'negotiable, commission free price'
 which due to its light use and my current reluctance to 
totally refinish the slab top i feel is quite reasonable ..
please call me at 802-379-1478 to discuss this piece.
here are a few more shots ..
it has a nice 24" pencil drawer and a secret compartment ...
a generous +/- 42" x 66" with a steel base by Sam.
available for viewing by appointment at the shop most any time now.
 click the photos to enlarge them

+/- 42 x 42 x 16 high

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

a rclaimed chestnut table with self storing leaves

this is another edition of our tables with self storing leaves 
we have made a few different styles using this concept.
above it is upside down with the runner guides shown 
and with the leaves stored under the top    
all in, ready to go ...right side up with the leaves in
it is now in stowe, vt with the walnut desk in the previous post
the cad drawing
in the shop with the leaves opened
there is another way to store the leaves that you can see
it is a simpler mechanism, but it depends on the top 'floating'
which is best accomplished on smaller tables
we have used both methods, but the one above,
while more complicated is better suited to larger tables ...

Friday, November 10, 2023

a live edge walnut desk

we started with this slab from good hope hardwoods that
the designer selected from their website.
here's the cad drawing
we went back and forth on the finish for a bit, but settled on 
a couple of coats of waterlox, which gave a nice matte finish.
the finished desk below

all in, all done .. i think it was installed by the designer yesterday