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Opal and Ebony Inlayed Dining Table

Posted by on Nov 20th, 2014 in Current Work, Featured, News, Tables | Comments Off on Opal and Ebony Inlayed Dining Table

Opal and Ebony Inlayed Dining Table

Materials: Cherry, Ebony, Synthetic Opal, Holly, and Alder. Description: This small dining table started with a very good clients need for a table to fit inside their breakfast nook, which also happened to be the focal point of the kitchen/dining area of the home.  We started with a bookmatched Cherry top made with two beautiful wide Cherry boards and added inlays of blue/green Opal, Ebony and Holly.  The Opal was nested inside a thin Ebony border and the Holly was added around the perimeter of the table to highlight the gently curved edges. ...

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Inlay-Arts post on a recent Dining Table and Buffet Commission

Posted by on Jul 3rd, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Inlay-Arts post on a recent Dining Table and Buffet Commission

Inlay-Arts post on a recent Dining Table and Buffet Commission

My friend Arther Dodge at Inlay-Arts.com just did a very nice post on a recent commission of mine.  This one was for a large dining table 4 feet by 10 feet when extended and a matching buffet with some custom Stainless Steel details.  Both pieces feature a two tone Walnut finish over Walnut veneer and a fine border inlay of Mother of Pearl around the tops.  Check out the post and poke around on the Inlay Arts site, there’s lots to see. http://inlay-arts.com/art-deco-commission-raises-tone-residential-remodel/...

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Art Deco Table with Trompe L’oeil Interior

Posted by on Jun 21st, 2014 in Current Work, Featured, News, Tables | Comments Off on Art Deco Table with Trompe L’oeil Interior

Art Deco Table with Trompe L’oeil Interior

Size: 38″ wide by 19″ wide by 30″ high Materials: Pau Ferro, Quilted Maple, Macassar Ebony, and various marquetry woods Description: This Art Deco table is my first exploration into Trompe L’oeil marquetry imagery and mechanical furniture.  The table commission itself began as a nice Deco style table without any of the extra details.  To that base we added the two pop out drink trays in Maple and Ebony with polished Stainless Steel inserts.  We then began discussing what to do with the interior space of the central...

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Ginkgo Leaf Marquetry Buffets

Posted by on Jun 20th, 2014 in Cabinets, Current Work, Featured, News | Comments Off on Ginkgo Leaf Marquetry Buffets

Ginkgo Leaf Marquetry Buffets

Materials: Claro Walnut and Curly Sycamore, Cherry and Bird’s Eye Maple.  Both with various marquetry woods. Description: A pair of marquetry cabinets featuring marquetry imagery of Ginkgo leaves flowing through the four seasons as they wander across the cabinets.  These two cabinets were built as a Spring and Fall pair to showcase how different wood selections can alter the look and feel of a piece of furniture.  With identical marquetry on both pieces the only difference comes from the primary and background wood selections.  I have a...

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Marquetry Face Blog-Fine Woodworking

Posted by on Mar 14th, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Marquetry Face Blog-Fine Woodworking

Marquetry Face Blog-Fine Woodworking

Asa Christiana from Fine Woodworking just did a short blog post on a marquetry technique for recreating an image of a face in marquetry after seeing the marquetry image I made of my daughter years ago. It starts with a good picture of the person you want to duplicate and two different colors of veneer. The photo gets manipulated in Adobe Photoshop to create distinct areas of light and dark (unfortunately I don’t remember exactly what I did but some experimentation will get you there). Then trace over the borders and make any adjustments...

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Curly Ash and Walnut Bedroom Set

Posted by on Mar 9th, 2014 in Cabinets, Current Work, Featured, News | Comments Off on Curly Ash and Walnut Bedroom Set

Curly Ash and Walnut Bedroom Set

Materials: Curly Ash Walnut and Maple Description: This bedroom set was designed for a small bedroom and incorporates some extra storage in the drawers under the queen size bed.  The design concept for this room was to create furniture with a variety of subtle related curves and in a roughly Asian/Arts and Crafts feel.  The nightstands have two small drawers and a slide out tray as well as a lower removable shelf that can be used as a serving...

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Wood, A Furniture Show 5

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Wood, A Furniture Show 5

Wood, A Furniture Show 5

The fifth ‘Wood, A Furniture Show’ opening was last night at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery.  It was a great opening with quite a crowd of people gathered to view some nice furniture and have great conversation.  I’ve got three pieces on display and was lucky enough to pickup one of the cash awards for my Cherry and Carpathian Elm Desk and Chair Set.  The video below is a short slideshow the show photographer put together of the pictures he took during the...

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Cherry and Koa Marquetry Buffet and China Cabinets

Posted by on Sep 25th, 2013 in Cabinets, Current Work, Featured, News | Comments Off on Cherry and Koa Marquetry Buffet and China Cabinets

Cherry and Koa Marquetry Buffet and China Cabinets

Materials: Cherry, Figured Koa, Maple, Mother of Pearl, Abalone, Reconstituted Stone, and Ebony Description: These two pieces are the final parts of the dining set I began earlier this year; they stand along side the Carpathian Elm and Cherry Dining Set and tie into the overall theme of this house with the use of Calla Lily flower and dragonfly accents, both of which appear in numerous other locations throughout the home.  The Calla Lily marqurety was again done in all natural wood tones without the use of any dyed veneer to keep the feel...

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Cherry and Maple Burl Bedroom Suite

Posted by on Aug 25th, 2013 in Current Work, Featured, News | Comments Off on Cherry and Maple Burl Bedroom Suite

Cherry and Maple Burl Bedroom Suite

Materials: Cherry, Maple Burl, Maple, and Ebony Description: This bedroom set was designed along with the Mahogany and Anigre Bedroom Suite for another bedroom in the large Arts and Crafts style home.  The continuing design idea is to create multiple rooms of furniture utilizing a variety of curves and slightly different styles while maintaining a roughly Asian/Arts and Crafts feel in each room. The materials in this set are Cherry and Maple Burl with some Ebony inlay and interior details in Maple.  The desk chair is upholstered in dark...

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Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge Grand Prize

Posted by on Jul 27th, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge Grand Prize

Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge Grand Prize

It was officially announced yesterday that my Art Deco Table with Trompe L’oeil Interior won the Grand Prize in the Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge competition. I’ve been entering this competition for many years and have won a variety of the categories including the furniture category in 2011 for my Dogwood Cabinet and the cabinetry category in 2006 for a large veneered library installation.  This is my first time winning the Grand Prize and I couldn’t be more proud. Thanks to Veneer Tech for sponsoring this great...

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