Experimenting with plywood disks, rings, etc slotted at various appropriate-seeming angles for half-lap construction
Summer, 2013, Debbie Kaplan Glassberg recruited me to be “Lead Artist”, Sukkah Kit Team, ARTicipation: Abundance Garden Tasting & Sukkah Tour, The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. Debbie Kaplan once approached me with the idea of a kit sukkah and I replied with some simple sketches of plywood or plexi […]
I promised my wife Linda that I’d complete a king-size bed for Andy’s room before Andy and Lauren arrived home for Christmas. This was an interesting project. The idea was to make a mortise and tenon bed frame to support a plywood platform and memory-foam mattress – with fabulous stacked spherical posts. The spheres would […]
Deeply engraved intersecting spiral-themed double bed for my daughter Allegra’s bedroom. CNC routed 3/4 inch MDF (medium density fiberboard) frame – all parts cut from a single sheet of 3/4 inch MDF – plus a 3/8 inch plywood platform to support the memory-foam mattress.
December 23, 2011 — just barely in time for Christmas — I completed this cool chandelier for my daughter and son-in-law’s dining room table.
My niece and nephew asked me to make a coffee table 24 x 24 inches and 14 inches high for their living room. I think they really meant 24 x 36 inches, so I’m gonna have to make another it seems. Still, there’s something wicked cool about this one — aluminum top and silver-gilded turned […]
This month I built a bench for our living room. It’s 18 inches high, 55 inches long, 19 inches deep and is the only upholstered furniture I’ve designed. Linda and I picked out the fabric in advance and I intended my six legs to reflect the ovals design of the fabric. The six eccentric turnings […]
360 individual castings assembled with 24 LED bulbs to make 48 x 18 inch chandelier:
Several months ago, I promised my daughter, Allegra (Leggie, Legs, Lulu), I’d make a dining table for her apartment in Boulder… As she’s coming home for Thanksgiving, my wife has insisted that I postpone additional work on the big press to complete Leggie’s table… Mark Sfirri and I were roommates while we were teaching at […]
This was a major project. A large table and ten chairs for our home at Lake Lotawana. The wood for the table base and chairs is all ipe (ironwood) which is extremely dense and heavy (it sinks in water). The wood is unfinished and weathers very well, but I later had to beef up the […]