Douglas Fir Dining Set ... Delivered!

I'M PLEASED TO SEE THIS ONE IN IT'S PERMANENT HOME IN GIG HARBOR.  NICE TO CREATE AN INTERESTING BASE AND HAVE IT VISIBLE THROUGH A GLASS TOP.  ALL OF THE DOUGLAS FIR WAS MILLED FROM A NEARBY ISLAND.

HER REVIEW POSTED ON THE CUSTOM MADE WEBSITE:

Tom's skills are amazing. I would definitely do another project with him. I LOVE my new table and cannot wait to show it off. Tom was patient, kind, very professional, and very, very good at what he does. His 3-D computer generated images of our project made it easy to discuss online and allowed for changes

THANK YOU IRENE!

local douglas fir dining set with ½" glass top
final design drawings

Uisca Irish Pub

Uisca bar under construction in the shop - 2006

HAPPY ST. PATTI'S DAY!  I'M PLEASED TO SAY THAT AFTER 8 YEARS AND 1000'S OF PINTS OF GUINESS, THE BAR THAT I CREATED FOR DAVE AND MOLLY IS STILL UP TO THE TASK.  HUNDREDS OF BOARD FEET OF SAPELLI WERE USED TO CREATE ALMOST 50 LINEAL FEET OF BAR.  UISCA IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN BELLINGHAM, WA

UISCA IRISH PUB WEBSITE

Uisca Bar in Bellingham

Shu-Sugi-Ban Mirror

THIS MIRROR WENT INTO THE MAIN DINING ROOM AT THE WILLOW'S INN ON LUMMI ISLAND.  SHOU SUGI BAN (OR YAKISUGI) IS AN ANCIENT JAPANESE TECHNIQUE THAT I'VE BEEN PLAYING WITH THAT PRESERVES WOOD BY CHARRING IT. TRADITIONALLY, SUGI (JAPANESE CYPRUS) WAS USED FOR EXTERIOR SIDING. THE PROCESS INVOLVES CHARRING THE WOOD, CLEANING IT WITH A METAL BRUSH, AND FINISHING IT WITH A NATURAL OIL.

THE WILLOWS INN

I find that the method works well on our local douglas fir.  The soft summer growth of the fir charrs more quickly.  After scrubbing the surface with a wire brush, you're left with a very tactile and weathered surface.

searing douglas fir