As far as work is concerned, 2016 is a wrap and I'm on holidays for the remainder of the year. But, it was a mad dash to get all outstanding projects finished in time/before my break. Here's a clip of me cutting up some tiny white oak houses for Greenhouse Juice Co. See you in 2017!
New Work: A custom Standing desk in North American Beech and powder coated steel.
I’m very happy to see this completed; the beech looks really great against the RAL 7033 powder coating, which was chosen by the client (she could not have chosen a more perfect color, in my opinion). The color of the powder coating has a long military history, including german war tanks and submarines and dates back as far as WWII. The use of a unique color for furniture is refreshing to say the least and it’s a welcome change from the standard black or white that is usually chosen for powder coating.
The shape of the frame is another unique element that I was happy to incorporate into the design of the desk; I enjoy using rigid geometry and architectural structure in my furniture work and it’s not often that I get to, so I was very pleased to have the chance with this project.
I think this will win for my favorite project of the year.
My long weekend personal project: A low stool, my take on a shaker farm stool. Quarter sawn white oak seat, hand turned white oak legs, wedged mortise and tenon joinery, natural oil and wax finish.
A recently finished custom piece, open shelving unit with a “gold tooth”. Patinated solid steel, hand brazed solid brass and oxidized maple.
It took me about six months, but I finally got some shots of a couple of add-on fixtures I did for In VIntage We trust back in the spring. A lit wall cabinet for pins and patches which incorporates some vintage olive drab and some expanded steel shelving for caps join the rest of the fixtures I did for them last fall.
IVWT has just launched a brand new website and a few collaborative projects of their own in store, including my favorite, their collaborative collection with Ebbets Field Flannels. If you are in toronto and like well curated vintage put IVWT on your to do list, if you aren’t in Toronto their online shop launches soon, so keep an eye out for that.
In Vintage We Trust
1580 Queen St. West
Very happy to see the Nathan sofa on this list.
Finally have some pictures of the build I wrapped up this past November for In Vintage We Trust’s brand new retail location in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood. Everything was built in solid Maple and blackened steel for a clean and uniform look. I designed the tall display units to be modular; the various components can be mixed in various combinations to allow for easy merchandizing changes.
IVWT specializes in workwear, athletic, military and pop culture pieces. The store is excellently curated and I highly suggest you stop in.
In Vintage We Trust - 1580 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
I just finished off this custom American Cherry writing desk yesterday afternoon, which I designed and built for a couple of friends’ home office.
American Cherry, solid steel with an antique gun metal patina and dovetailed Maple drawer boxes.