• Artists Palette

    Before Blogging »

    I was recently looking for photos of a walk I had taken with friends to a waterfall, virtually in my backyard, when I stumbled across a folder of pictures from ‘the good old days’, in our case 2002 to 2006, back ‘in the time before blogging’ you might say. So, why not just share them to my Picasa […]

    David Smith at The Clark »

    Sam and I checked out the new David Smith exhibit at the New Clark Art Museum last week. Check out that first link for many images from the rtemodeled museum .. the clark has been closed for about 2 years and just reopened on  July 4th. Sam and I went to the Guggenheim Exhibit back in 2006, which […]

    Pop Up Television Cabinet »

    We sent a new ‘pop up’ television cabinet off to California last week.  We’ve done a few of them over the years and we thought when we started out that it would be an exact copy, only slightly larger, of the piece below we made back in  2006 or so. As it turned out, while the […]

    Pie Top Table »

    So, my designer friend, Nina, wanted ‘something unusual’ for the top of the antique table base that she bought at Brimfield below.  had to be round.  I scratched my head for a bit, and this is what we came up with. It’s a very cool thing.  kind of like a piano stool.  i wish i had […]

    Figured Mahogany Slab »

    Well, a friend sent me a link to this mahogany slab that someone donated to the wood shop program at Dartmouth College. So yesterday, I took a little ride over to check it out and ended up buying it.  It’s unusual for me in that there are no live edges and it is quite thick […]

    For an Object d’Art »

    Chris recently finished this pedestal for a niche in a New York home .. it will hold, I believe, an antique vase, or some other ‘object d’art’. I’ve always liked that phrase. Almost anything can be one, and you get to decide what is one, and what isn’t one.  All you need is a pedestal. We’ve made a […]

    Live Edge Claro Walnut Table »

    Well, here we have a classic ‘before and after’ … above is the ‘before’, obviously, and below, we have the ‘afters’. It’s a nice slab with wonderful color and figure.  Click the photos to enlarge them And a hefty 2.75″ thickness now that it is smoothed and ready to ship.  Here, Trevor is checking out […]

    Walnut Table with Leaves »

     This table started with an inquiry from a client about a ‘mid-century modern’ style table. She sent us the photo above from an antique dealer’s website and asked us to size it to suit the needs of her and her family and stain it a rich chocolaty brown.   Which led to the cad drawing above […]

    Why We Make Things, and Why It Matters »

    Hmmmm … I think Peter Korn has been looking over my shoulder for the last 40 years … and, he has the way with words to get what he has been seeing down on paper so I can understand some of the things that flit through my brain just below my level of consciousness … […]

    Basque Style Chestnut Table »

    Well, this one started back in August.  The clients sent me photos of ‘an early 18th century “Basque style” farmhouse table and a link to Hastings Antiques where there were pictures and descriptions, and the ‘sold’ price, $ 18,000.  Not worrying to much about design copyrights, we set out and made the chestnut model above, […]

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