• Archive | Pursuits & Passions

    The Spaces We Make

    We make furniture, one piece at a time, it’s true, but, we also sometime make spaces, often intimate and personal spaces, that can have a deep meaning for us and for the clients we work with. I visited the space in the photo above yesterday, to discuss some new work in an upstairs office, and […]

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    Out of Commission?

    Take one nephew and one icy rock wall and what do you get? A broken foot in three places and a red cast. This nephew of mine “decided” to be a boy and now has to find activities other than his usual running around. But, unlike an older brother, he isn’tthe “reader” of the bunch. […]

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    Round Cherry Dining Table

    We finished this 42″ round cherry pedestal table today.  It’s a smaller, simpler table than its inspiration in the photo below.  We made that one, which opened up and had three leaves in the early 2000’s.  This client eliminated the painted details and simplified the inlay design, but it’s still a handsome piece.  Click the […]

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    Back on the Case

    Dan Shamble, Zombie PI is back on the case in Unnatural Acts by Kevin J. Anderson. Once alive and kicking, Dan (killed during a case) came back during the “Big Uneasy” (the spell allowing the monsters to come to life—so to speak). Now, as a well preserved zombie, Dan is still kicking (if a little more stiffly) by […]

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    A Hate Crime in Shirley Falls

    Elizabeth Strout returns to Maine for her thematically complex — and thoroughly spellbinding — new novel, The Burgess Boys. When I think about Maine, which admittedly isn’t all that often, I picture quiet havens of picturesque little houses nestled on slopes overlooking the gently rolling waters of the Atlantic. Like most things culled from the […]

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    Time to Bury the Nightstand

    The winter weather has made me realize it is time to get the warm blanket to snuggle under and stacks of books out by the bed. It is time to get ready for the long winter hall.  And one of those books that should be on your reading list should be The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff. Living in […]

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    Custom Walnut Sideboard

    Well, we’re coming down the home stretch on this one … it’s walnut, and Sam is nearly finished welding and polishing the steel base …click the photos to enlarge them .. We started with the client’s very detailed drawing with measurements that she kindly sent to start the dialog … most folks are not this […]

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    Make Your New Year’s Resolution Early!

    Most New Year’s we make resolutions. This year take a novel approach by making it early and easy to keep?  Come to the Northshire Bookstore and buy books! Or easier still, buy them here on our web site! You can even keep it throughout the year because you will have a number of fantastic titles to look forward to! Start […]

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