Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/20/3578020/tmp/sess_4g0qk49dmh54c5o27s5r6tf1t1, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/20/3578020/html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 121

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/20/3578020/html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php:121) in /home/content/20/3578020/html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 121

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/20/3578020/html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php:121) in /home/content/20/3578020/html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 121
custom design woodworks

Walnut Dining Room Table

 Here is a dining room table in walnut where we were asked to create the look of a single slab tabletop with a live edge.    Because this customer wanted kiln-dried wood, our locally available choices of wood species was somewhat limited, and American Black Walnut was chosen.    We worked with the customer on the base design and the selection of individual boards and then glued up the top and added the live edge with a chainsaw.   To give the table a bit more tactile relief, we also included subtle hand-scraping.  The finish is an oil-based stain, six coats of tung oil and a finishing wax.

DSC_0002

DSC_0003 dining table in walnut

Distressed Knotty Alder

For this project, we were given a hand sketch of a door style and asked to match it, and then age it.   We did that by applying a combination of hand scraping, balanced but non-uniform sanding and a few worm holes, dings and dents.   If you click on the photo below of the first sample we prepared, you will see a slideshow of the finished project.

Special distressed door style

(click on photo for slideshow)

Cherry Kitchen

We recently had an opportunity to return to an earlier completed project to add a fireplace mantle.    If you look closely at the slideshow below, you will see that the kitchen cabinets have begun to darken as cherry is known to do, while the mantle still shows the light pink-ish tones of fresh, clear finished cherry.

DSC_0001

(click on photo for slideshow)

Stained Alder Home Office

Here is a photo of a recently completed home office.   The homeowner was looking to match the richness of the home’s flooring while gaining a durable work surface that would stand up to the rigors of daily use.   We achieved this with a stained select alder cabinet, matched to a WilsonArt laminate countertop.   This premium laminate has a woodgrain texture that complements the texture of the raised panel doors very well.

Alder office

Another Launching

We recently completed another kayak project.   This one is a little different from the wood hulled ones of the past in that it consists of a wood frame lashed together with artificial sinew and then wrapped in 12 oz. nylon fabric.    The hull fabric is made waterproof with four coats of polyurethane and the combing is a lamination of beech strips.   The design is by www.KudzuCraft.com.

DSC_0018P6260159 DSC_0001


Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/20/3578020/tmp/sess_4g0qk49dmh54c5o27s5r6tf1t1, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0