Walnut and maple coffee table

Posted on Jan 2, 2011 in Finished projects | 0 comments

Walnut and maple coffee table

  This table is constructed from a walnut slab with two wild edges. The base is constructed from 8/4 and 4/4  hard maple. It has two decorative butterflies which are also functional in stabilizing the walnut top.

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Walnut Bench

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 in Finished projects | 0 comments

Walnut Bench

  This bench was constructed from Black Walnut and Claro Walnut. The Claro Walnut top, has one wild edge and exhibits the wood’s natural beauty.  The functional and aesthetic butterflies in the top are of ebony. The bench stands 19 inches tall, 40 inches wide and is finished with tung oil.

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For Musicians – Manywood Batons and Baton Box

Posted on Dec 29, 2010 in Finished projects | 0 comments

For Musicians – Manywood Batons and Baton Box

  MANYWOOD BATONS AND BATON BOX These batons and baton box were made for a music conductor friend of mine. The baton handles are turned on a lathe and the shafts are carbon fiber for strength and lightness. The box has a sliding top and holds several batons. The top and bottom of the box are built with many different woods and have several layers of “overlay.” BOW CASE The bow case shown was custom made from Maple and Ironwood. The bulk of this piece is cut from a single piece of hard maple. The latches were my original design, in lieu of the common box hardware that I felt...

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Candle Holders

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 in Finished projects | 0 comments

Candle Holders

The candleholders are all “one of a kind.” Their very organic design shows the beauty of the Mesquite, a southwestern indigenous tree. In constructing these, I let the individual pieces of wood  “dictate” the shape that is to come. Each blends natural and finished surfaces.

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Mahler Kaleidoscope

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 in Finished projects | 0 comments

Mahler Kaleidoscope

The title of this piece was inspired by Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. This is one of the three largest Kaleidoscopes I have built. It features a three mirrored interior which provides a seemingly three-dimensional view, and what I call the “spiky orb.” It is built from a mosaic of many different woods, and the base is mainly Black Walnut. The mirrors and optics were made by Jonathan Eaton.

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Ponds and Rivers Kaleidoscopes

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 in Finished projects | 0 comments

Ponds and Rivers Kaleidoscopes

These Maple and Purpleheart Kaleidoscopes are two of a series of three titled the “Elana” series. Both are built using the overlay technique from solid wood. The object cells are interchangeable. The object cell and the mirror system are designed and built by Jonathan Eaton of Cincinnati.

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