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5 – Cherry wall panels


The first part of the eventual installation on site will be to panel a wall in Cherry veneers . It is straightforward, just there are lots of steps. 1st step: Get a custom lay-up for the ply sheets, they all have to live happily together, which can only be done if all the Cherry comes from […]

4 – Base cabinet work


Base cabinets (never to be confused with cabinet bases) are getting assembled, so far with Domino and screw construction – not glued since the cabinet tops will have to come off once the aluminum track and sliding door runners arrive. The middle of each cabinet length has a built-up 70 mm (<3″) gable, on account […]

3 – Panel work

Walnut sliders getting edged

A few things at a time here: background has Maple veneers for a Tv home, there will be a panel sliding on Eku Swiss hardware over the screen. On the saw, double-thickness (twice 1/2″) shelves in Cherry and Maple, and an open catalogue, which hints that the hardware is on backorder, so some cutting decisions have […]

2 – Base unit slab


Skipping ahead a little, working on the base slab and Maple solids so they will have time to move and cup and warp while the cabinet work continues. The slab will get worked on once a week for the next 3 weeks, hopefully it’ll stabilize enough by then for the final cutting. The slab is 9/4 […]

1 – Start at the beginning

B&L base

Luckily and thankfully, a new wall is underway. And hopefully it’ll be tracked here, with a new pic taken at 2 o’clock most days. Showing the progress of a large project, and allowing my most-fantabulous clients (yes, that’s seriously said) to keep an eye on my work days. The construction for this starts with the […]

Meta log


Coming up shortly: a pair of boardroom tables, for a university biology dept, in Metasequoia of all things. Soft, yielding, and gorgeous colours, with yellows and oranges predominant. The ‘yielding’ isn’t just poetic license, it means the wood is difficult to clamp into wider sections, the pressure of the clamps doesn’t seem to reach the […]

Narra desk

Here’s a recent piece, for a friend who does fabulous graphic design work – the wood tray pulls out and then tilts down to accept a drawing tablet or laptop – by eliminating the usual metal hardware, we were able to get a work surface without a lip protruding above , and still have about […]

Slab top table

Claro top coffee table

This is included here as a reminder to me: how is it that such a simple thing requires so many steps? The idea was to build the simplest 3 legged base, without detailed joinery, and without having the slab nearby – so  mortising the legs directly into the slab wouldn’t do….. 2″ live-sawn Claro Walnut […]