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.