Category: the buzz


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  

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February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

As of now Rooted Design Works is creating laser etched wood coasters, wood veneer flasks, planter boxes, i-pad stands, sandwich boards & business signs. We are always expanding our line of products and produce small batch works as well as custom design, such as signage & branding. We are focused on an exploration of wood; utilizing design, laser etching, printmaking & an emphasis on re-purposed materials/found objects. We hope to […]