Instant Office

April 27, 2013

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DSC_0039This leaning desk and shelving unit turns any wall into an office.  Solid walnut construction, two slim drawers.  90″ tall x 44″ wide x 26″ deep.  A matching flat-file/work table/rolling cart is in the works to complete the workspace of the graphic designer that inspired this design.

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Clark Table

August 7, 2011

This table’s variations on traditional form make it subtly modern.  A single beam supports the length of the top rather than a traditional apron, and the diagonal taper of the legs lightens the piece while gently defying its farmhouse origins. It was born of NYC construction salvage: douglas fir floor joists milled to show fresh new faces.  Dark amber stain provides a big head start towards the fir’s natural color after decades of darkening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.