This week marked the start of the Oak Bay night market season. My great friends Catrin DeGroot and Mary Loria are sharing a stall selling Catrin’s beautiful aprons and Mary selling her gorgeous ceramics. Mary once again asked me to do some of the display stands for her work and here at some of the photos.
This has been on the cards for so long, I can’t actually believe I waited so long. The next thing is the tag line…..any suggestions welcomed!
Here is my new wood brand. Thanks to Dave Petrides of Heavy Industry for his wonderful work and excellent service.
I would like to say a BIG thank you to the Furniture Society for awarding me a very generous grant under their Educational Grant Program for my one week course coming up at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. I am very much looking forward to spending the week there under the watchful eye of Seth Roland and will post my experiences when I get back.
This very large modern coffee table is made from reclaimed fir T&G factory flooring and aluminium. I have used aluminium bar for the ends of the floating tongue as accents that tie into the 1/4″ aluminium base. The whole thing is 53″ x 26″ x 13″ with a 3″ slab top and sits on heavy duty 1/4″ thick felt pads to protect the floors.
I have just added the photos of the finished table to my ‘Furniture‘ gallery.
Coming out of 2013 and into the New Year made me realize that I feel I have strayed from my original path, so to speak. Yes I am still using local or at least North American woods and yes I only use (unless circumstances dictate otherwise) environmentally friendly low VOC finishes and glues, and all this goes on while working around kids school and activity timetable. What is it that has slipped you may ask? The fact is that everything …read more
Really excited that I have just signed up to do the 5 day course at Port Townsend School of Woodworking in the spring. It is with the amazing Seth Roland and should really push me to explore further the world of steam bent forms as well as some very complex bent lamination designs.
Watch this space in early May for the results of the program.
Thanks to the folks at Lee Valley Victoria for inviting me to come and talk on design the other night. I had lots of fun and look forward to working with them in the future.
Following on from my recent post ‘Designing with Steel‘ here is another great article from Houzz that deals with mixing materials in architecture. The same ideas can be used in all forms of design, especially furniture, where both metal and concrete can be blended with wood to produce some very striking and beautiful piece.