Montana Bench

September 13, 2016

The bench was made for a lodge in Montana. Made from Catalpa & copper.

DJO

 

Memorial Bench

September 13, 2016

This is a memorial bench that was made for the Mequon Nature Preserve. Made from Catalpa and a barn beam that is over 100 years old.

DJO

 

A Perfect Pairing

April 1, 2016

Today I had the pleasure of visiting a woodworker friend of mine and taking a look at a beautiful coffee table he has made from a slab of Catalpa we milled a couple years ago. While talking with him I noticed some small pieces Doug Fir on his workbench and a larger board leaning against it. Upon further inspection I noticed this board had nice tight vertical grain. It suddenly came to mind that I’ve been collecting and saving wavy glass from old buildings in my area knowing I would someday use the glass for cabinets. Some sashes are still in my garage and others have been stripped of their glass that is stored safely in the studio.

I haven’t given the glass and the cabinets it will be used in much thought because I hadn’t seen any wood that I felt would pair well with the old glass, until today. This old vertical grain Fir is salvaged from bleachers of a Milwaukee County high school gymnasium. I’m sure the two together will make beautiful showcase cabinets and show some Wisconsin history as well.

DJO

 

 

Spring Update

March 19, 2016

Hi Friends

Since Spring is just a day away I figured it’s time to post an update of what’s been going on in the studio. I’ve been focusing on the completion of a few cabinets I started over the last few years. As each is finished I will either list it for sale on Etsy or place in a gallery for sale. I’ve had good sales on smaller, less expensive items via Etsy in the past so I’m interested in the possibility of selling higher dollar items there. I know it’s done by others, it’s just a question of if it will work for me. I’ll keep you posted.

DJO