Most everything I make starts with a crayon drawing. There's something about the colorfully clunky lines that makes my inability to draw not seem so displeasing. I just start with what I know and with what is familiar to me and just have at that blank page... or pavement. Sidewalk chalk has also become a new favorite. (For pretty much all the same reasons as crayons.) Though I can't keep what has been drawn on the driveway for any longer than it takes for the next rain cloud to come showering by, it does give me a chance to quickly try out new ideas.
I want my woodworking to have a sort of hand-drawn look. I want the sides of cases and the legs of tables to be playful and colorful and to not take themselves too seriously.
|The drawer is made of one Oak board.|
It's put together is such a way as to allow the grain to flow completely around all sides.
Roey asked the other day if I had to cut down trees from the forest for my woodworking. It was as comforting for me to tell her as it was, I hope, for her to hear that I use as little fresh from the forest wood as possible and that most of the wood comes from people who no longer need it. The top for this wall shelf is pine mixed with oak from a hardwood floor that had been taken up during a remodel of someone's home.
I make things so that people can have fun, useful pieces of furniture that have been thoughtfully made. Whether it's a table the right size for your kid's little legs or a bookshelf that fits those oddly sized books you keep carting around or just a place to put those little things that seem to have no home, send me a quick email and we can start to talk about what you have in mind. Check out the facebook page as well for more pictures and to stay in touch while keeping up to date on the latest pieces and future doin's :) I really look forward to hearing from people and sharing ideas.