Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Small is Beautiful

There is little reason a kitchen needs to be big to create a delightful well functioning space. The design here focused on maximizing storage , providing ease of movement and maintaining as open a feel as possible. The maple cabinets were kept there natural color and go beautifully with the granite countertops and onyx tiles.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Black Walnut Bench

The design goals of honesty, clarity, craftsmanship and beauty could not be better suited than for a meditation bench.

The pitched seat is slightly shaped and the carved cavity underneath creates a handle for easy carrying. The finish is a few coats of linseed oil.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Custom Marraige

This primarily prefab cabinet kitchen had a spatial situation that no cabinet from a catalog would resolve. So this bar/cabinet was designed to serve both seating needs and fit the spatial requirements of the kitchen layout. An added benefit to the design was plenty of shelving and drawer space. Also kept in mind was to marry the custom work to the prefabs using form and color.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Form As Firewood

A functional sculpture; my firewood pile. Though some objects stick around a lot longer than this will, basically, all things are transient. All things will pass on with little or no trace. So why bother? Why care or invest effort?
For me , when building anything it's the joy of making:  The delight of dreaming up forms and watching how the material directs their evolution. The benefit of attention and craft and of seeing an idea through to it's creation. The pleasure of seeing a thing was made well for it's use.These add up to a value of caring. It's an intrinsic value that transcends style, schools of thought, monetary value or fame. It gives work worth and made objects their life.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Handsome Kitchen Corner

This cabinet set was designed to organize a perpetually cluttered corner and replace some tired out , dilapidated prefab cabinets.

The lower cabinet features a variety of drawer sizes including a trash pull out and a hard maple butcher block top. The uppers have adjustable shelves and a charging station. New wiring was run for the charging station , under mount lights and can lighting in the ceiling.

An expert job of painting was done by the client who I can only wish was available for projects outside his own home.