A few highlights of the year, with thanks to clients, students, editors, and friends (as well as to Lee Sandweiss, who suggested this post). Here’s wishing everyone the best in 2016.
From tape trial to finished ensemble: the year began with a mid-century-style built-in for clients in Chicago.
Delivering tools and cabinetry was a blast, thanks to an icy parking lot and three flights of stairs. But with help from one of my clients, we got the job done.
A pencil-post bed made from quartersawn pin oak grown on my client’s property is beautiful, but it is still being stored, in parts, pending the recipients’ move. No pictures ’til fall 2016.
Bookcase with leaded-glass doors: a project article for Popular Woodworking
Build one yourself next April in my class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
Fantastical imagery in a set of painted bedroom furniture
Project and technique articles for Woodcraft Magazine grew out of an unexpected call from Tim Snyder, who knew of my work from his time as a senior editor at Fine Homebuilding.
A wall of built-in modernist cabinetry distinguished by proportions, color, and veneers
After teaching a week-long class on building a Scandinavian-style wall cabinet (students Bill, Michelle, and Joe were great, and it was a gift to have Jim there in spirit, even if he couldn’t make it in body), I had my first break of the year with a visit from my niece, Wyatt, then started design work for a kitchen on the east coast.
September, October & November
The highlight of fall was designing and building cabinetry for the kitchen of a 1917 row house in Washington DC, which Mark and I delivered and installed just before Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned for updated photos of this kitchen in the coming year.
Deco-style bar in curly cherry with ebonized details