My first time using Mark's lathe. I turned the spoke of a 100-year-old broken oak chair into a wand.
A friend broke his hammer at my house and said he didn’t want it anymore. I made a new handle from Osage orange, then burned it black. I reluctantly gave it back to him.
Lately Mark has taken up making picture frames. He's framed several of the pictures for the boys' rooms from walnut and cherry. For the glass, he used the glass from the old storm windows. He's also made a framed mirror for our foyer. Oil landscape painting by Barbara Northern Watercolor print purchased from Little Truths... Continue Reading →
Mark made a walnut nightstand for our sons room. I ordered the cast iron drawer pull from Signature Hardware. I think it turned out beautifully.
Custom wooden coat racks with pewter hooks. The bulk of this challenge was making a 72” tapered column. This exceeded the capabilities of my little portable table saw, which I discovered when the saw exploded. I have a new, nicer saw now, and a cool scar on my right wrist to remind me to stop... Continue Reading →
For mother's day my request for Mark was to make me a porch swing. And he delivered in fine style. The porch swing was made of oak and black locust, which is very durable and rot resistant wood. The final design included one special feature I requested, a cup holder on the arm rest. ... Continue Reading →
We’ve added wands to our repertoire of hipster artisan goods. Lovingly crafted from sustainably harvested American cherry and finished with bees wax.
The first thing Mark ever made for me was a hand carved spice rack. It was Art Nouveau inspired, made from walnut and finished with oil which gives it a lovely sheen. I had been happily storing spices in it for years when I thought I ought to make the spice jars look as lovely... Continue Reading →
I've been collecting antique bottles since I finished my archaeology degree. I have more than a hundred of them now and I wanted to put them on display in a place they would be visible to guests in our home. I was visiting the flea market when I found this lovely quartersawn oak medicine cabinet... Continue Reading →