After a brief sit down with my client Anne and a few quick hand sketches, I began working out this design in SketchUp. The beauty of email is that I'm able to take her feedback, update the design and send more drawings for review. The final piece will have contrasting frame and panel colors [perhaps walnut and alder] with a mirror on the middle door. The final design is shown first. Soon after the completion of this design, another client expressed interest in a similar project. Perfect timing! It's always better for everyone to create two at once. Mass production as far as I'm concerned.
PARTS AND BOX'S.
THE SPACE ... NO TURNING BACK!
FINAL DESIGN OF JO AND TOM'S NEW KITCHEN. READY TO GO INTO PRODUCTION!
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!
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
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.
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.