Recently I had a client commission me to build a table that would be used for playing board games, card games etc. Creating a unique Dining Room Table is my specialty. However, while gaming tables can be cool they are a bit unpractical when not in use. Not everyone has the room to have a large stand alone table that isn’t used every day…..
Sooooo…. got my wheels turning. Why not kill a couple birds with one stone..? How about a table that when not being used for gaming looks and functions as a dinning table??? The trick is that the table should be self containing (i.e. hold or store all the components that are needed) and really look like a dining table. Read more
This Repurposed Armoire was challenging, but the end result made it well worth the time and effort. Moreover, the client was thrilled so all is well! Remember how the old armories were built very large and deep to house large TVs? Now that TV’s have gotten so slim, Armoires are generally not used for TV’s as they are hung directly on the wall. As such you can find these old pieces for sale all over the place for next to nothing. Read more
Recently a customer asked if I could salvage some heirloom marble that had been broken during a move.
Recently a customer asked if I could salvage some heirloom marble that had been broken during a move. Reusing heirloom marble is possible. The marble was originally the top of a dining room buffet. A marble fabricator cut the marble into two pieces and molded the edges. I then recreated two Sheraton style end tables using cherry. The legs were turned on the lathe by hand and also have flutes. The drawers were made from poplar and contain hand-cut dovetails. The color was a unique color blend created specifically for the project. The finish is lacquer.