Furniture - a most practical form of art
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design, with a concentration in furniture. I chose that concentration because I love the functionality of the skill set. The time I spend in wood shops feeds my soul. Adding glass, metal, and other elements makes the work more practical and interesting. Throw me a curve ball – I love a challenge.
These cherry and maple frame-and-panel nightstands were designed to flank a bed in a cozy bedroom. I slanted the front so the bottom drawers are easier to access in the tight space and carved the handles from walnut wood. The drawers were built with hand-cut dovetails, and the pieces have a hand-rubbed oil finish.
These clients wanted a bed frame with a real wow factor. I designed and built this from solid cherry and maple with details of hand-joined cherry veneer, with tables made of brass, maple, aluminum, and cracked glass.
There are lights in the tables and under the cantilevered frame, adding to the wow factor.
Chest on legs
Solid maple frame-and-panel, with a lid that lifts. Drawers are hand-cut dovetails, and the finish is a combination of hand-rubbed oil with polyurethane on the top for durability.
These shelves were designed to my client’s specifications to fit into specific places in their house. They are solid oak, with maple details and metal drawer pulls. Please excuse the crap pictures. Sigh….
These shelves are constructed with sliding dovetail joinery. They were built to last a lifetime … or three.
The finish on both of these units is hand-rubbed danish oil.
The drawer pulls were part of my design.