This piece represents my current and continuing interest with bronze as a material and casting as a process.Read More
Inspired by the disk defragmenting graphic of older Windows computers, the Format Cabinet features a series of evenly spaced, solid California Claro Walnut boxes with recessed, polished copper tops.Read More
I custom designed this minimalist buffet cabinet as an anchor to our Chicago based client's dining room.Read More
Buckeye is a lovely wood to work, especially when it is full of burl figure.Read More
Looking for the perfect live edge table? Our process begins with air dried and kiln dried slabs that were locally sourced and salvaged from urban development projects. These trees soaked up the California sun and all of the hearty minerals growing in the Northern California soil, resulting in a stunning array of colors along with the more traditional brown and black hues. Many of these trees were planted on the perimeter of Sacramento, central valley, and San Francisco Bay Area farms and grew to a tremendous size with the help of farm water runoff. Road widening projects, housing developments, and natural disease are some of the reasons that we get to work with such exceptional wood, and we are happy to share it with all of our customers!
Stay posted as we continue to post about our lengthy and detailed process that results in one of a kind live edge pieces of furniture.
Our clients, in Chicago, catapulted us away from our comfort zone by choosing a slab with a significantly decayed live edge. We had total freedom to design a solution that would make the live edge functional. Photos: Sean Miller
Attacked and decayed by fungus, the live edge was left rotten and "punky", a consistency similar to styrafoam. It also created a beautiful canyon like texture that we wanted to maintain and highlight.
We chose to add a recessed, hand cut bronze glass sheet, supported by two brass "corsets" that emerge from within the slab to the decayed live edge.
The space between the glass and decayed live edge became a stunning space of textured reflections.
The brass "corsets" can be inlaid with two different orientations. For those who prefer the corset to have more of a presence, here is the other side.
Handcrafted from solid black and buffalo, this chair is full of clean lines and natural imperfections.Read More
This live edge conference table or dining table is one for the books!Read More
Someones been busy! A handful of our slabs come from this Northern California slab yard.Read More
The more I ponder sustainability, the more 1000 sheets per log makes sense.Read More
With a new supplier of some of the finest Claro Walnut logs in the Country, we will be updating the website with kiln dried, ready to order slabs.Read More
Happily resting its new home, this Black Walnut book matched dining table features a hand rubbed oil finish, wenge butterfly keys along the bottom side, and a U-shaped steel base with a black oxide patina.Read More
Butterfly joints are typically pounded deep into the heart of the wood slab to prevent cracking.Read More
With razor sharp Japanese Chisels, each butterfly joint is precisely carved and then inserted into place.Read More
I typically watch the transformation of a piece of dull, sanded wood to a rich, finished product full of depth and iridescence with my small team in the studio.Read More