This is an office wall project I worked on for a contractor friend. I welded the wall frames out of 1” x 2” steel tubing and used 3/4” angle iron as the trim stops for the glass and steel panels.
The sliding door needed to clear their baseboard detail so I had my sheetmetal guy brake bend me a channel for the door to track on which I then welded stiffening gussets into to keep the channel from opening up.
The glass panels are 1/4” tempered glass and the steel panels are 1/8” thick.
This is a table base I made for a client recently to replace an existing base. The original base was not robust enough to handle the weight of a new stone top they had made for this outdoor table so I welded them up a new base using solid bar stock as opposed to the tubing the original was made from.
They also wanted the top frame to have radius’d corners so I cut and welded in quartered sections of steel pipe to get a nice round corner. The base also has a pipe in the center of the stretcher for their umbrella pole to fit through. It got an exterior powdercoat finish.
I had a client from New York contact me about the bronze table legs I made last year and they wanted to know if I would produce just the legs for them since they were sourcing the top locally. It worked out well since I have the wood pattern I made last year so I just dropped it at the foundry and had them cast me two more legs out of silicon bronze.
Once I get them back from the foundry there is quite a bit of clean up, weld repair and then finish sanding to get the legs finished. The legs are just rough sanded in these photos and when I download images from my camera I’ll post better quality shots of the legs when I completely finished them.
This is a bench I made a few months ago. This is actually a single slab of English Elm that I used for the bench seat. The mitered joint is held together with a number of floating tennons and is also butterflied on the top and bottom.
The client is actually using this as an outdoor bench so I had the base powdercoated with an exterior rated powder and used an amazing exterior tung oil product for the finish on the seat.
I’ll post newer photos of the bench installed later.
This is a side table base I made for a client. The entire base is made out of 3/4” square steel tubing and has 1/2” square steel tubing set into the upper frame for an inset glass top.
This is a side table I made for my finisher a while back. The top is actually a 1-1/8” thick piece of MDF that they then wrapped in some sort of fabric. The base is made out of a 3/8” x 3” steel flatbar that I heated up and bent for the curve that you see on the bottom front of the legs.
This is a small Claro walnut slab side table I made for a client. Originally I was going to make a similar base to the side table I made for HGTV but the client decided she liked an all wood base better so this is the design she chose.
The entire piece got a clear lacquer finish in the end.
The main reason I haven’t posted any photos in several months is because my wife and I welcomed our son Eli into the world back in late November. He’s an amazing little guy and we’re having a blast raising him.
Literally a week before my wife went into labor I got my son’s dresser finished in my shop and was able to get it to a cabinetmaker buddy so he could paint and lacquer the dresser. The cabinet carcass is solid poplar with a beveled front edge, the drawers are solid poplar and the drawer fronts and base are solid walnut. I wanted to make sure everything was as baby safe as possible so this entire piece and changing tray are made out of solid wood and then got a waterbourne low VOC lacquer finish.
I’ve got other projects coming down the pipeline for Eli and our house so I’ll keep adding photos as I build these next pieces.
Here are a couple of cabinet projects that I’ve been working on with a cabinetmaker friend. The first one is a master bedroom cabinet all painted in a hi-gloss white with clear lacquered walnut drawer fronts. The second one is a wall of study cabinets also painted in a hi-gloss finish. The wide horizontal doors open downwards on touch latches and lid stay hardware to become desk surfaces.
We’ve also built and installed 3 other projects in this same building and I will get better non-cell phone photos of all these projects soon.
This is an ash expansion dining table I made for another designer client. The table expands from 82” in length when closed to 106” when open with two leaves.
I went with solid ash for this entire table and it is going to the finisher on Monday to get either a stained or painted finish. As always I’ll try to get finish photos posted once the finisher works his magic.