Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wenge Dining Nook

We just finished a beautiful modern kitchen for an awesome couple in La Jolla. They had been searching for the right furniture for one corner of the room. Debra had originally designed this nook for an R.M Schindler home at the beach, But it didn't get built. Johan and Sevile loved it so it was modified to fit their space perfectly. It seats eight people.

Here's the 3D design rendering


Here's the model in progress showing the dining setup. Also shown is the leather cover and "buttons" along the edge of the table that I'll post pictures of at a later date, when the upholstery is done.



And the finished pieces without the cushions. All the seating doubles as storage and the section along the back wall is a computer desk.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rogers Video Edit Station/Desk


Originally designed to have a dark gloss top, the client wanted a deep green, so maple plywood becomes 2 inches of emerald green glass.


The cabinets are walnut with ebonized lyptus for the legs


Put together

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Are We There Yet?


Almost! Decided to stick with the black and bare metal thing on the KZ. Just finished redoing all the wiring. Gonna throw a new stator in this weekend and if that solves the low voltage problem, IT'S DONE.........

Monday, October 12, 2009

Can I Not Get A Witness


I'm pretty pleased with the veneer work on this table. Debra figured out a great way of slicing all the pie shaped pieces for the top using the Festool plunge saw. The whole thing went together real easy, perfect grain matching all the way around. The finish is another story... I'm doing a full fill high gloss polished finish. After about 15 coats and a couple weeks of cure time I hit it with 800 grit sandpaper to smooth it out. Immediately it starts to get witness lines everywhere. You can see them in the photo below, the hazy squiggly shapes all over the top. This happens when the individual coats of finish sit on top of each other instead of melting together to make on thick coat. The hazy lines are where I sanded through one coat and hit another. The more you sand, the bigger they get.. I've done plenty of polished finishes and have never had this happen. I may have waited too long between coats, or something was up with the finish product. In any case, there's only one way out from here, sand all the finish off and start over...........

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Get Yer Boom Boom Here.


The 62 Fender Bassman Amp, 60 watts of buttery tone, is Known as one of the all time great GUITAR amps. It was a modified Bassman that turned into the first Marshall. I myself used one for years as my main guitar amp. But I'm here to tell you, there is no better BASS amp for making records or doing small clubs. I think it's the 12" speakers, they just go to tape so F'n smooth. If you need more power for bigger rooms get a Bassman 135 head. 135 watts of buttery rumble.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Finished Top


Well, as usual,in the mad dash to get the Rose Myrtle table finished and delivered, We didn't get any photos. Liz snapped a shot with her Iphone and sent it over. I'll get some more pics in a couple weeks when we photograph the rest of the pieces we did for her.

Saturday, February 7, 2009