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Bidness

Bidness


Posted By on Feb 3, 2014

Bids and more bids. Will one of these come thru? How about some CAD drawings—anyone need a CAD drawing? Aluminum Tiled Mirror. Tha actual tile looks much, much better. Ten foot Media Credenza with sad choice of pulls. Polar Vortex Aquarium Stand with Block of Frozen Fish. Arizona Sun Picnic Table Big Likeable Nightstand Jetson's Computer Office Tiresome Pink Granite   Misproportioned Cherry Table   * Most of these are provisional,...

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Since Summer

Since Summer


Posted By on Feb 1, 2014

My, it's been a while since I've updated the blog, since August 2013 to be exact. For my friends at Hiatt & Kramer I've made a few pieces as well as re-familiarizing myself with cabinetwork. I worked in their shops for 2 months on cabinets for 12 apartments which once again revealed that I'm not especially fond of straight cabinetmaking. On the other hand I've learned a lot about how cabinets are done today as...

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Sunny’s Sofa

Sunny’s Sofa


Posted By on Aug 3, 2013

Actually, it's more of a divan than a sofa, and the first time I've built a sofa in all my years of woodworking. Long ago I had a memorable art teacher in San Antonio and her daughter asked me if I could build a sofa for her new futon mattress. This was to be low budget, but I reckon I had a debt of gratitude and friendliness to take into account so I scoured the shop for parts from old projects, left over materials, and other...

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Credenza Done

Credenza Done


Posted By on May 16, 2013

Here are some photos of the completed (minus the marble top) credenza. It looks bottom heavy without the top, but maybe I'll get a few shots later that include the top.  And, while I had my doubts, The piece as a whole is pretty impressive. The colors are multiple layers deep so it's really rich and variegated looking. Mara used up to 5 different treatments; stains, sealers, glazes, top coats.   ...

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Credenza with Composites

Credenza with Composites


Posted By on Mar 31, 2013

Here's a new project. This credenza, designed by Tony Kramer is to fit into a niche. This will be the first time I am using composition appliqués or “onlays” manufactured by Decorator's Supply (video here).  Cheesy? I don't know, this type of decoration has been going on for at least 100 years and longer if one considers the plaster medallions of Renaissance ceilings. These particular onlays are made of sawdust...

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Ladders

Ladders


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

They say that the best thing to do when you fall off a horse is to get back on one. In that spirit, and because I somehow need to get up to my mezzanines, I built a pair of ladders that will not do what the aluminum extension ladder that I'd been using for 12 years did, namely, evaporate from underneath me as I made the transition from ladder to deck. After googling wood ladders I was surprised to find that many fire departments...

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