Dean Credenza

April 29, 2012

The Dean Credenza is a showcase of contrasting materials: salvaged cedar, navy blue leather and polished brass.  The solid wood case displays the exterior face of planks taken from deconstructed NYC water towers. Dark lines perpendicular to the grain are evidence of the steel bands that once bound the water tank. A wax finish keeps the weathered wood looking as close to its natural grey patina as possible. Doors clad in deep blue leather and brass hardware offset the cedar’s rustic feel.  Casual luxury.

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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.

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.

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.