Fresh off the Truck

June 29, 2011



We’re settling in in NY.  The moving truck finally arrived with all the tools and templates,  meaning I can get to work designing and producing new work (rather than just enjoying the summer weather and all Brooklyn’s beer gardens).

In the meantime, the photos above are of three pieces fresh off the moving truck that definitely won’t fit in our apartment.  They also give you a feel for some of the street-scape on our new block.  They are all for sale.  Contact me for pricing.

Windfall Coffee Table

March 24, 2011


This claro walnut was harvested from a windfallen tree in Marin County.  The termites got to it before the sawyer though.  It was pretty far gone, but I’m not easily discouraged.  I filled the tunneling with resin and created a curved base to complement the slab’s gentle bend.

A-Frame Kitchen Island

November 9, 2010

Serious cooks need serious work space.  This narrow, counter-height piece expands prep space greatly without obstructing key paths of travel.  The red-brown surface is solid Sepetir, an Indonesian hardwood.  Sounds glamourous, but the species is widely used as flooring for semi-truck trailers, which is where the scraps used here served their first tour of duty.  The steel base is designed with a high support. and a wide stance for stability and enough clearance for stools from all angles.  The simple oil and wax finish is completely food safe.

Bernal Tables

October 29, 2010

A simple path from flat to three dimensional, the Bernal design turns the most modest materials into handsome, low profile structures that can be sized to be anything from end tables to banquet tables. As you can see, a lot can be done with the finishes too.

Pop-Up Table

October 7, 2010

This street vendor inspired, collapsible table is just the right size to carry under one arm, so you can scoop up your merchandise with the other.  32×32 and 28 tall, made of salvaged, wide-plank douglass fir with just the right amount of wear.  To see the Pop-Up Table in person peak underneath the merchandise at Big Things pop-up events.

Natural Table

October 1, 2010

Salvaged straight grain douglas fir roof sheathing becomes a handsome coffee table with a natural finish.  On sale now at the Martingale Pop-Up Store in the Mission.

Chop Table

August 6, 2010

Good timing is always a welcome thing.  In this case, friends inquired about the feasibility of an affordable kitchen island with a chopping block top just days after I caught someone trying to throw away a chunk of old oak countertop. They said perfect.  I said let’s do this.

I added the drop leaf, expanding the work surface from 2’x3′ to 2’x4′ on demand, in order to use the entire slab of old countertop.  It’s extra tall because my friends are too. A food-safe mineral oil and beeswax blend, brings the oak to life without giving it that dated varnished oak sheen.  We kept it open underneath  to acommodate stools and expand the social potential of their small apartment when the cooking is complete.

A tight budget can go a long way when the timing is right.