Weathered Table and Benches

January 17, 2011

I came across a batch of perfectly weathered redwood decking, and immediately got to work on some new ideas for patio furniture.  Here you see the first pieces to come to fruition.  Both the benches and the table are left unfinished to showcase the years of work the wind and rain did on the wood, sculpting a gentle topography into its grain.

I’m looking forward to incorporating this outstanding material into new designs as well as letting it breath it’s life into some of my existing concepts.  Contact me if you’d like to bring some of it’s history and charm into your home or garden.

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beadboard table

December 22, 2010

A found redwood garden gate becomes a perfectly distressed dining table.  The slim profile legs are solid steel and detach easily from the top so you can get it through that narrow doorway.

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.

Backyard Table v2

October 23, 2010


I was shopping for fir, but after one pass through the planer it was clear I had  mistakenly come home with redwood. It was hard to be disappointed.  In fact, I was inspired enough that I decided to push back the start of the fir commission.

I wanted to keep the two beautiful old planks as close to their original state as possible. Dividing them each with a 2/3, 1/3 cut yielded a nice 3’x6′ table top–plenty of room for the whole family to gather around.  From there I let weather resistance guide me: Water will find the easiest way to the ground, off surfaces and between the spaced members, minimizing its effect on the already naturally weather resistant redwood.  The bright green detailing channeled my desire to add a bit of excitement to the piece, and serves to seal the end grain for even better outdoor performance.

Span Coffee Table

July 24, 2010

This is probably my first successful design. I hacked it together in my back yard in San Francisco with just a skill saw seven years ago.  All the components were salvaged off job sites of my construction job at the time.

The rectangular legs are douglas fir.  The connective tissue is cherry.  Lindseed oil and wax finish.