This piece was constructed from a small collection of walnut pieces that my father acquired. The challenge to creating this piece was making something out of the limited amount of wood. There was a slight void in the top, so epoxy was used to fill in the gap and provide a smooth surface. Normally I leave epoxy unsanded, with a light sanding, a matte finished was achieved that matched the wax finish nicely. So, we have a narrow but chunky table that will make a great drink table.
Heavy live edge mesquite slab with natural voids filled with clear epoxy. The square steel legs on this table are not permanently mounted, so they could be swapped for a different style if a client desired. There is a heavy top coat of epoxy in this piece so it’s extra durable.
Designed to fit into tight corners while maintaining surface area, this triangle table has a light footprint that draws attention.
This particular table is constructed of narrow cedar strips, arranged for a contrast in the wood’s grain. It would be possible to
make a more subtle top out of less contrasting wood.
This table was one of the first design ideas I wanted to create, because it established the connection of wood and steel – the basis of my creation process. Admittedly, the design process wasn’t perfect – there were many hurdles I had to overcome in order to create such a basic piece of furniture. At this point in the game, I didn’t have a table saw, and my experience welding was rudimentary at best, so I knew things might not work out so great. But, you don’t improve if you don’t try, so again we were off to the races.
Paul McCobb is one of my favorite designers. He made practical but beautifully simple pieces that were available to the masses. Today, it’s a bit more difficult to get his pieces, so I decided to make a prototype of a mid century nightstand that would be a nod to his creation, with some slight variations.
This table was constructed after initially ordering a table online, and sadly was delivered broken. It was a hard lesson learned that some materials are much more difficult to ship than others. But it also forced me to design and craft a table that has been a staple in our home which gets used every day.
This project involved a large cedar round that was actually multiple trees that grew closely together. Colored epoxy was used to help bind the separations into a single form. A geometric welded steel base completes the look – it’s simple lightweight structure supports the heavy top while keeping the eye drawn upwards towards the deep lustre of the wooden piece.
This heavy slab of cedar was brought to me, and I wanted to attempt to unveil the beauty of what was beneath the rough saw marks. There have been many hours of sanding devoted to this piece, and it goes to show how incredible a piece of cedar can really be. It felt a little too short to be anything more than a small coffee table or side table, but it’s presence immediately draws your eyes when you see it. I had no idea how amazing the grain structure would turn out, but the effort was definitely worth it. Read more
If you’re interested in gaming, then you probably have multiple systems and that becomes a storage problem. It would be cool to play them all when you want to, but how do you store them properly? This project addressed that with a pair of steel tower shelves that were measured out to house multiple consoles, games, and controllers.
As a drummer, it’s easy to collect a lot of gear, and storing it can be somewhat of a problem. So, the solution was to build a shelving system that could handle different sizes of drums, various cymbals, and hardware. My particular set of drums are made of popular, which is a lightweight wood. This allowed me to construct the shelving with half inch steel, and made the shelving unit easy to move if needed. For heavier weight, something like this could be made with 1″ steel tube and reinforcement under the shelves – adding more rigidity and the ability to carry much heavier loads. In fact, you can see an example of this on my closet shelf <photos coming soon>– another project where I needed to store things.