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folded coffee table


A walnut “Y” shaped slab created the opportunity to build this table. Each leg is mitered and reinforced with mortise and tenon joints.

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Credenza


Double doors with single shelf and 4 storage drawers make this a useful piece for a variety of applications. 

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woven bench


bench seat with woven fabric seat. Bench is very lightweight while still remaining strong. Bench can be made in a variety of domestic hardwoods and fabric tape choices.

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Low back stool


Sturdy, solid décor

Sculpted seat stool with low lumbar support back. Can be made in a variety of domestic hardwoods.

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Torii stool


tall back stool . can be made in many different wood combinations.

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3 leg waterfall bench


natural slab bench with two turned legs and one waterfall leg. can be used as coffee table or bench.

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Open Pedestal Table


This table base is suited best for a small slab not more than 5′ long. The open base allows plenty of leg room on all sides. Table shown is a maple slab top and walnut base.    

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Trestle table II


This trestle base allows more leg room around the vertical support. As with all my tables you are welcome to choose your top and base material.

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Draper accent lamp


Inspired by mid century Danish design this lamp adds a nice warm glow to a room. Choose your preferred wood and shade material.      

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Split apron table version II


Contemporary look with Arts and Crafts roots this table features an open apron with accents of contrasting wood. Table can be made with a natural edge top or conventional top. You can choose to use contrasting wood or use one species throughout.                          

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Draper Lounge chair


Mid century inspired lounge chair. Elastic seat webbing makes for a comfortable chair. You are welcome to choose your own upholstery fabric and wood selection.    shown in mahogany

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Maple sagaku table


Maple flitch top on maple base.

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Walnut tabouret


19″ Round walnut table. Contemporary version of mission style tabouret. Lower shelf has remnants of bullet

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Walnut 3 tier cabinet


Walnut cabinet created using 3 consecutive slices .  Top plank is beautifully figured and has a small amount of malachite stone inlay. Door panel is maple.

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Floating top table


This table features a top that appears to float above the base. Features tapered legs and mortise and tenon joinery.

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Luminaria writing desk II


Slightly different version of my Luminaria desk. This version does away with the arched apron and instead has a narrower beaded apron. Also added were the side slats and removal of the cross brace. Just another example of working directly with my client to customize a piece to fit their […]

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Bistro Table


single slab walnut top with pedestal base. two low back stools.

Bistro table 36″tall with open pedestal base. Single piece slab top.

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Zandaka coffee table


coffee table

flitch sawn black walnut top . The base is a single upright to with outriggers to provide lateral support.click on image to see larger version   Zandaka: balance

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Single slab “Omoi” headboard and platform bed


  Wall hung massive slab provides a unique headboard. No two pieces are exactly alike.   Omoi=massive

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Mission style storage bed


6 Drawers of storage in a mission style bed. Great for maximizing your storage in a small room.

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Natural Edge Coffee Table with Waterfall leg


A curved natural edge slab of walnut created the opportunity for this design. The base features a waterfal leg on one end and single upright on the other. Joining the two is a curved laminated stretcher. In the background you will also see a cherry sagaku table .

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rustic media cabinet


Custom Black Cherry and elm cabinet with two sliding doors. Sawn twig stile in doors and stick slats in sides for air circulation.

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Double Door Three Tier Cabinet


  The beauty and shape of individual trees bring an organic feel and natural elegance to each piece. With a storage area and open shelving these cabinets serve as both a practical piece of furniture and a display unit for treasured pottery or other possessions.

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3 tier cabinet with single door


Sequentially sawn walnut planks are used to create these cabinets. cantilevered section creates a lovely area to display treasured pottery or other possessions.

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Split Apron Desk / Table


Arts and crafts influence shows in this desk/table. The split apron and floating top lightens the overall look and the natural walnut side panels bring out a more rustic character. The piece shown is cherry with a maple top and walnut accents.

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Luminaria Writing Desk


Mission styling with a contemporary feel. Inverse taper legs lighten the look and stained glass adds a nice splash of color. Piece shown has sycamore top and cherry base but can be made in a variety of wood combinations. Click on image to see larger version

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Bookmatched Headboard


Bookmatched elm natural edge headboard hung via french cleat. Cantilevered nightstands feature spalted sycamore door panels.

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Walnut bedroom featuring butterfly headboard


Features: walnut natural edge platform bed One of a kind walnut headboard created using sequence cut slabs. Low profile platform in walnut. Nightstands are arts and crafts inspired and feature ambrosia maple panels. Also shown is a sycamore box with pin latch

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Torii dining chair


Dining chair with obvious asian influence, hand carved seat and curved back. Ample dovetail holds front legs in place.Click on image to see larger version .

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Natural Edge Desk and Shelf Unit


“L” shaped office counter features a natural edge. Small cabinet under counter acts as wire chase for ease of wire management. File cabinet can be rolled out from under cabinet to act as another work surface. Upper corner cabinet and cantilevered shelf unit add storage and versitility.

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Temple 3 Drawer Treasure Box


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Shibui curved coffee table


Curved slab top coffee table with cantilever. small cabinet for storage

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miter cabinet


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Trestle table


trestle base with a slab top.

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Cantilever shelf


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Jewelry armoir


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Pacific nightstand


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Aurora Nighstand


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Satori treasure box


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Flitch bookcase


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4 drawer dresser on skid base


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Pacific sideboard


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treasure boxes


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Wine cabinet


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pinwheel table


small offcuts were the inspiration for this unique tabletop.  Click on image to see larger version

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cutting boards


Cutting boards and serving boards. food safe finish.  Click on image to see larger version

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Sagaku table


Single balanced upright with outriggers for lateral support.  

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dining table with slab base


Solid slab uprights provide a sturdy base for the slab top.  Click on image to see larger version

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Dining table with Butterfly base


Dining table with butterfly uprights. This base is best suited for tables less than 6 foot long. Click on image to see larger version

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8 Drawer Treasure Box


With 6 drawers and 2 verticle drawers this box will hold a wide variety of treasure. Vertical drawers can be customised to for your specific needs.

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Pacific coffee table


Contemporary mission style coffee table. Features taper legs and beaded apron detail. Click on image to see larger version

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Arts and crafts side table


Arts and crafts side table with slatted sides.  Click on image to see larger version

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San Souci Rocking Chair


Mission style rocker built to last for generations of carefree relaxation. Click on image to see larger version

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Straight Line Torii Bench


              Natural edge top. Lower stretcher is reminicient of the torii gates of Japan.  

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walnut buffet


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temple treasure box


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single drawer pagoda treasure box


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Shaker style 8 drawer dresser


Shaker style 8 Drawer dresser with frame and panel back and sides. Beaded drawer fronts. Classic styling

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Gus Bookcase


Mission style bookcase with glass panels.

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Flitch Bench


Flitch sawn planks give these benches a refined rustic flair. The bench features a contemporary base with one tapered slab leg and two lathe turned legs . click on image to see larger version

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Mission style dining chair


mission styling with contemporary flair.Click on image to see larger version

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tall cabinet


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Yugen cabinet


Small cabinet on skid base. Can be done with either frame and panel doors or modified breadboard doors. Natural edge top adds a nice organic element to each piece. Click on image to see larger version. Yugen:profound mystery of things    

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Rustic 3 tier cabinet


sequence sawn walnut planks were used to create this piece. legs are willow. cantilevered section creates a lovely area to display treasured pottery or other possessions. click on image to see larger version

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shaker mantle clock


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Katsu Table


The wane edge (natural edge) of two consecutive walnut planks opened the possiblility to create this little accent table with a negative space in the center of the top. The open base of the table contributes overall lightness of the piece .

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Tabouret


A more contemporary table with roots in the arts and crafts styling. Table features inverse tapered legs for a visually lighter feel. The table  can be done in a variety of different wood options. Click on image to see larger version.  

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Chest


contemporary mission styling. Front of chest opens and slides into upper portion of cabinet.

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Temple 2 drawer treasure box


With two drawers and lift lid this box offers ample storage for all your treasures. The box shown is walnut and maple but can be done in a variety of woods. Click on image to see larger version

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Shaker style accent table


Timeless shaker styling and stunning Pennslyvania hardwoods are combined to create a piece that will fit into almost any home. Table shown is curly maple with walnut pins. Click on image to see larger version

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Rustic mission style headboard


Mission styling is evident in this rustic walnut platform bed frame. Maple butterflies accent the walnut slab.

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Curved Front Cabinet


Curved front corner cabinet in sycamore, curly maple and walnut beading. Click on image to see larger version

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Sliding Door Console


  The large crack created a nice focal point for the top of this contemporary cabinet, shown in cherry with spalted maple panels and walnut butterflies.

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Curved Torii Bench


Designed with the torii gates of Japan in mind this bench takes advantage of the natural curve of the log. Lower stretcher is laminated from four consecutively cut pieces. Slab legs are tapered in thickness to futher refine this rustic bench. Click on image to see larger version

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Coffee Table with trestle base


Slab top Hackberry and black walnut coffee table with trestle base.

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Walnut Knife Holder


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Torii Bench with upright legs


Designed with the torii gates of Japan in mind this bench takes advantage of the natural curve of this cherry log. Lower stretcher is laminated from four consecutively cut pieces. Slab legs are tapered in thickness to futher refine this rustic bench.

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