I promised Linda that I’d complete a king-size bed for Andy’s room before Andy and Lauren arrived home for Christmas — and I came through! 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. [...]
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 [...]
Lennie Berkowitz, retired director of the Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, gave me an unusual commission — a kitchen stool for her Cabo San Lucas home which she could pack up in a suitcase and assemble herself in Mexico. So I made her a knock-apart stool, complete with detailed assembly instructions… This is one of my “typical” [...]
These four stools are made of well aged cedar, cut from a single rough construction beam. Each seat is reinforced with a pair of cedar inlays on the bottom with the grain running perpindicular to the seat itself. The joinery is all wedged through-tenons, with the mortises cut wider on the outside and the only [...]