I think being a husband and a father are probably two of the most important things a man does with his life. On April 5th I got to become one of those. (With the 2nd, I’m sure, not too far off) My fiance, Stevie, and I got married and it couldn’t have been more perfect. My uncle Terry traveled from Seattle to marry us, We all sat around a 16′ long walnut table Stevie and I worked on together, and spent the whole weekend with our family in a big house overlooking the bay.
And since Stevie’s a better story teller than I am, you can read more about it on our personal blog: http://theworstbandever.com/
We’ll have lots more pictures to share soon, but iphone pics will have to do for now.
Has a great new website! http://designhunterla.com/
Veronica and I worked together on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for 4 seasons. She started working for the show one episode before me. She was a design producer/art director for the show and is one of the most talented designers I know. She got me involved with the first MLB Fan Cave up in NYC in 2011 and a few other projects.
Check out her website and be sure to follow what she’s up to.
“‘designhunterLA’ is the destination for it all! It is my mission to continuously hunt for the rare, the beautiful and the timeless….so you dont have to.”
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Just finished this Walnut credenza with patchwork doors for a new building in Manhattan, The Greywood. I’ll have more info on that soon, but in the mean time, wanted to share the finished product. It’s solid walnut, with a hand rubbed oil finish.
This is available for commission in custom sizes and door/drawer configurations. email@example.com or 657-464-0633 -Tony
Evolution of a live edge dining table… Normally an oval live edge table would be impossible to build, because trees grow more or less straight. But we got really lucky and were able to find two matching slabs that have the perfect curve, that matched what the client was looking for. I added in some patches to fill in areas that had a few imperfections. The base is steel tubing, with a black patina. We finished by putting on 3 coats of tung oil. A time consuming process but well worth it. Nothing else brings out the beauty of the walnut or protects the table from years of abuse as well.
In the post below this one, you’ll see the huge slab that this table was made from….. We got this HUGE live-edge black walnut piece from our local mill, just across the border in PA. Their selection is incredible. We were able to go pick it up ourselves. Something not a lot of furniture makers can do. I love being so close to such an amazing resource. One of the unintentional benefits of moving to the East coast.
We’ve been really busy this fall, so it took a while to start this, but I was really excited to get to work on it. The client wanted the same “X” base that we offer in brass, but in a matte steel finish so we picked up some stainless steel for it. It’s new home is St. Louis, MO.
The other 1/2 of this walnut slab is still in our shop, patiently waiting to be turned into a dining table or coffee table….