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Park & Rec Dining Table

A big, new outdoor table for San Diego’s Park & Rec restaurant and bar.  Made from reclaimed oak with a steel base on locking casters.  The copper basins can hold anything from moss and sedum centerpieces to iced-down beers.

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Scrap

Every wonder what happens to the scrap wood I produce?  I do.  I respect the wood I use enough to make the most of what I can with it, but the odds and ends–too small for me to use, too … Continue reading

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AWFS Fair

Back from the biannual Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers Fair, the cabinetmaking industry’s main convention.  I was one of a handful of 0ne-person shops in attendance, but it was good to meet and talk to hardware and materials suppliers.  … Continue reading

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Updated Fireplace

A couple of long-time clients were looking to update a rustic fireplace surround, which we managed pretty quickly by wrapping the existing knotty pine with 1/2″ Medex MDF. The face is a single U-shaped piece, which was a little tricky … Continue reading

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Cascadia Wildlands Wonderland Auction 2012

CW’s 10th annual Wonderland Auction is coming up on Saturday, December 8th at 6pm in the EMU Ballroom.  Always a classy event, a fun time, and for a good cause.  Get your advanced tickets here. The framed mirror I donated … Continue reading

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NYTimes: “Ikea Admits Forced Labor Was Used in 1980s”

 Ikea Admits Forced Labor Was Used in 1980s   “Yeah, well, there’s a reason why it only costs 99 cents.” –Fast Food Nation

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Ode to the bridle joint: or, towards a theory of why IKEA is terrible

The bridle joint.  A full tenon sandwiched between the sides of an open mortise.  Acres of face-grain glue surface.  Sink a couple pegs through the piece and you have a joint that’s as strong as it is lovely. You can … Continue reading

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Shinju

I don’t often capture a client’s pet’s likeness in my work.  But sometimes I do.

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Feedback

A nice note from a recent kitchen cabinet client whose home remodel is finally wrapping up: “Your excellent work on the cabinets is the centerpiece of our remodel–your sense of design, attention to detail, and willingness to collaborate and make … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Plywood

For the uninitiated with eight minutes to spare, here’s a good video introduction to plywood–its fabrication, qualities, and uses. Love Letter to Plywood Bonus lesson:  “‘Imperial’ means majestic or magnificent.”

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