Half Moon Bench Makes it’s Debut at Ember Restaurant

I delivered two of my new Half Moon benches to Ember Restaurant today. This new bench design is not officially for sale yet but chef/owner, Brian Collins, saw my prototype in the works and ordered a few for the foyer at Ember (which by the way is the best new restaurant on the central coast of California!).IMG_4161The bench top is reclaimed douglas fir. The base is welded steel.

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Chair Progress

It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 months since I started mocking up this chair (original posting here)! Somehow the paying jobs always seem to take precedence over the fun stuff. Nevertheless, the chair made its way back to the work bench today. I have finished mocking up the steel legs and wooden seat and back.

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Modern Rustic Kitchen

Modern lines and design + rustic (reclaimed) wood = modern rustic. This is a kitchen I recently built for a home in Arroyo Grande, CA.

Built from reclaimed french oak. The island top was made from reclaimed barrel oak (from a 1000 gallon barrel). Photo cred: Shannon Riddering


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Here are a few shots of a coffee table I just finished for the member’s lounge at the new Brecon Estate winery in Paso Robles, CA. Sorry about the poor quality photos (better photos of this entire project are in the works). This is one of the pieces that I made from an old 3100 gallon oak wine barrel that they brought to me. 20140408-215050.jpg