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.

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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.