Coconut Planter

October 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two hanging coconut planters. Designed to be added to, hang as many as you have vertical space. Each coconut was fitted w/ stainless steal hardware. Measuring 5″ at max diameter & 3″ deep, these planters are better suited for bonsai plants, flowers, grasses. The thin rope attachments are bee’s waxed and woven hemp cordage. Plants featured are St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum) on the top & Silver Thyme (thymus argenteus) on […]

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The cube was an exercise in patience & attention to detail, little did I know at the beginning how extensive this project would be. A solid core, covered by beveled laser etched panels, stained/painted with 4 different stains. It features a no-slip rubber base & was finished with BIOSHIELD© Hard Oil as well as BIOSHIELD Hardwax# 32. In all honesty, the pattern was not as successful as I would have […]
‘Tomato People’

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

An original laser etched illustration on poplar, ‘Tomato People’ was an attempt to etch a previous stencil on multiply wood. This piece was ‘painted’ with BIOSHIELD© Aqua Resin, a water based stain/sealant & eventually protected with BIOSHIELD© Hard Oil. The work was done via Chimera, a nonprofit community arts & maker-space in Sebastopol, CA. This piece was also eventually framed. Though the learning curve on yet another laser etching platform […]
black acacia desk process#2

November 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Another short gallery of process shots in the making of a black acacia desk. This series was taken during the addition of edge bands that were meticulously sanded & cut to 3/32″ thin. One challenge at this phase was to figure out how to resolves the line where the banding met the raw inner bark edge. I found it easier than anticipated & with an orbital sander & skillsaw was […]
black acacia desk process

November 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

These are process shots from the early stages of construction on a wood slab desk. Not including some thin panels for the drawer bottom, all wood used was cut from a solid slab of black acacia purchased from the folks at Global Wood Source A small number of pieces had to be painstakingly cut, sanded & glued during these shots, primarily construction of the drawer elements. Along the way many […]
Black Acacia Video Short

November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A short video of the beautiful Black Acacia grain  
Black Acacia

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Black Acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), also known as Australian Blackwood among other names. It’s native to eastern Australia and tends to be a tenacious species that grows well throughout the world as well as here in Northern California. It’s highly valued as a cabinet timber, for musical instruments, or in boat-building. It has a luminosity & depth similar to Mahogany, it’s heartwood a golden to dark brown with chocolate growth rings. […]
La Rata Coaster Set on Mahogany

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here we have a 4 coaster set of my favorite illustrated character, la rata, aka the ratman. My approach was to take an image and break it up into a series of overlapping and slightly disjointed images. They’re fun to move around & create skewed images, but also stay where you want them. I look forward to exploring this approach with future projects. I also wanted to give a shout […]

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hailing from Central America & Mexico, Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) is a truly unique wood with few imitators. Known for it’s medium to dark brown color with darker bands of black growth rings, it’s a striking species. I am particularly attracted to it’s soft ‘landscape’ grain figure. It’s resistant to decay, like many tropical hardwoods, and sustainable (not listed in the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species). It’s use can range […]

March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

laser etched coasters

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest batch of laser etched coasters. They are etched on mahogany, luan & cherry and designs range from iconic imagery to delicate patterns.

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments