Thursday, October 16, 2014

Archie's Island

This black walnut and hickory topped island was designed to fit into the given space by keeping it just the right size and adding mobility with the charming wooden casters. Also kept in mind was to create something unique but harmonious with the tastefully conceived interior of the clients home.
Adding to the delight of this cabinet are details such as the hand made drawer and door pulls and the dovetailed drawer with curly maple sides.
Archie the dog was reserved in his appreciation of the piece but wholly thrilled with the moving blanket used in delivering it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Market Offerings

Here's a few new boards I'll be offering at the market this Saturday.....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Woodland Deck and Porch

 I recently completed this deck and porch in Chesterland Ohio. It is wheelchair accessible and wraps around the entire back side of the house. The deck is stained lumber with a cable railing system that affords a unobstructed view of the surrounding woods. The porch is of moderate size but feels spacious and airy with the high ceiling which is composed of a beautiful spruce frame and pine boarding.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ready For Market

     A few of the many boards I will be selling at this years Geauga Co. Farmers Market and on Etsy. Should you be interested I sell a number of boards on Etsy under Littlewing Woodwork.

A Classical Cherry Bench

Designed and built for a couple in the Akron area the parameters on this project was to suit the clean contemporary lines of their tastes yet traditional feel of the house. It also had to withstand the tortures of two boys, their friends and who knows how many guests. It is composed of mainly solid cherry with cherry ply for the seat. Particularly unique to this design is the top edge of the upper end panels.

Tibetan Stool

       Approached by a needlepoint hobbyist to design and construct a stool for one of her projects I was given only dimensions and the request to keep it fairly simple. Though woodworkers and designers would say this is Mission inspired I've never really been a huge fan of Mission design. I flared the volume out  at the base to create solidity, much like I've always admired in the ancient architecture of Tibet where their building slope outward at the bottom creating a determined solidty not unlike the Buddha's determination under the Bodhi Tree. Lofty thoughts for a mere stool.....but why the hell not.