Inspired by a traditional hand-carved fruit canoe that I spotted during our honeymoon in South Africa, the wood for my version began its life as a beam that had been part of a church cross and was rescued on its way to the landfill. Wanting to experiment with textures, it took almost all of my hand tools to get the right shape and smoothness – many hours of grinding, rasping, carving and sanding.
The Les Custom Coffee Table
This design is a twist on The Les No. 3, with the bottom shelf removed to allow for working and eating from a seated position on the floor. Ideal for the client’s small living space, the piece serves as both coffee table and dining table. Because the table has no bottom shelf, a rabbeted dovetail joint (otherwise known as a “strong-a$s joint) was added to reinforce the structure.
The home which this mantel was commissioned for is best described as “minimalist meets mid-century.” Crafted from Walnut with inlaid ebony accents, the mantel is designed to enhance the minimalist beauty of the home’s fireplace. Strategically placed grain and subtle “flame-patterned” ebony inlay gives this one-of-a-kind mantel the distinct note of character it deserves.
This crib was built for my first-born child, my son Jackson. A mid-century inspired piece, the crib is made from Walnut with Ebony accents, with personal visual notes like circular dowels, square pegs, and extensive walnut grain.
Many family hands played a part in the construction of the crib. My dad helped with the panels, my (very pregnant) wife milled a bit of the wood, and some of the tools I used originally belonged to my grandfather.
White Oak Desk
Not a single piece of hardware was used in the construction of this desk—we only used traditional wood joinery techniques. The room had extreme size restrictions—it needed to fit under a window and be shallow enough to maintain access to the closet door. The final design includes slender proportions and small accent details.
Wilde Basin Lodge needed a wedding arch to use at wedding ceremonies. Standing nearly seven feet tall, the seven-sided mahogany arch was a test of strength because of its slender parts. The feet were our our nod to the groom’s tuxedo shoes.
We collaborated with our Boulder friends at Design Studio Interior Solutions to create one of our most elaborate designs to date. The ask was a pub table that would compliment a pair paintings. Built with a combination of East Indian Rosewood, Padauk, Osage Orange and Bloodwood, we built this piece with no hardware—just solid hand-carved joinery.
I made this ring box for my wife when I proposed. Built out of Ebony and Mahogany, the inlaid lid shows off the logo of the ring’s designer (Everett) which also happened to by my wife’s maid-of-honor. When I finally got to propose I couldn’t tell if her amazement came from the box or the ring, but I have my suspicions…
Ironing Board Table
An antique ironing board inspired this console table. We designed it as an accent piece for a dining room in Bermuda. The extreme change in climate was heavily considered in the engineering of the table, and it was constructed out of Curly Cherry wood.
Lester Dining Table
This client chose to fully customize the Lester dining table. It’s made of American White Oak, with Marblewood accents.
Live Edge Console Table
This piece is made of sugar maple and iron piping. The knots in the wood add a unique rustic detail, and the chain hung shelf sets this piece apart from the popular DIY style.
Ebert Dining Table
We collaborated with our friends at DS Interior Solutions — the client inspired the design, and we mixed a custom finish to match the dining room’s color palette.
Mid Century Modern Coffee Table
This coffee table is made out of solid white oak and stained to reflect more traditional Midcentury Modern colors with a teak appearance. It features waterfall edges that show the grain wrapping around the top.