New Century Shelving System

October 10, 2012

Inspired by the mid-century classics, this walnut shelving system can be set up in many configurations.  Just pull the pegs, move the supports up or down and choose what components you want at what heights.  The package pictured here was designed as a media console, but the possibilites are endless.  Cabinets, desks, drawers, wardrobe hooks… If you can think of it, I can work it in!

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Leaf Table

May 12, 2012

New York continues to inspire space centered designs.  With the leaf down, this trestle makes a perfect desk at 2’x5′.  Lift the leaf, slide the base over to support it and you have space to seat six around the 3’x5′ surface.

New Seats for Old Chairs

December 12, 2010

My bad habits are again on display.  Despite an expanding demand for my own designs, I still have a hard time keeping other peoples’ castoffs out of the back of my truck.  Chairs especially.  My original intention with this group was to fit them with a some sleek new shaped hardwood seats and backs, that was before I saw the work of Josh Duthie at Chairtastic. Instead I decided to try my hand at a bit of upholstery and weaving to fit them with seats closer to their originals.  Opening my doors to the world of textiles may prove to be a pandora’s box.

The first is an original, cast aluminum, Shaw Walker made in Michigan.  After that is a steel chair by Hamilton Cosco of Indiana. Both have all fully functioning swivel action and posture adjustments.  The low-back wooden chair I believe may be a genuine Shaker piece.  I fit it with a traditional woven rush seat.  It has a tiny brand near the top of one of the front legs reading ‘stw’.  The last chair I can’t put any specifics on besides that it received the most awesome upholstery to compensate for its ambiguity.

Street Sconces

July 30, 2010

Again, I’m picking things up off the street.  I wasn’t sure what these wood and acrylic sandwiches were when I first saw them.  When I realized they were light fixtures I knew I was carrying them home.

I walked and inspected.  I was excited to see that they were solid walnut and made in San Francisco by the Kustom Lighting and Manufacturing.  I haven’t been able to find any information on the (former?) company, but I think they would be pleased with my restoration.  I disassembled them completely, refinished the walnut panels and replaced the acrylic lenses.  They were designed as sconces, but the previous owner had them set up as lamps with cords and cork feet.   The cord is easily removable, so they will work great either way.