I got to spend some time yesterday with a local planemaker friend of mine, Juan Vergara. He did a sharpening demo for a couple of us locals. Juan makes some beautiful infill planes. Check out his work at www.juanvergara.net.
I did a little cabinet installation yesterday in Paso Robles, CA. This mini wet bar and table-style bathroom vanity were made for a local grape grower’s man cave. The client plans to have undermount sinks and black granite counter tops installed.
Paso Robles wine country
Made from reclaimed local douglas fir and finished with my “coastal drift” (grey) finish. Handmade steel handles on the cabinet doors.
After a lot of blood, sweat, and beers, I’m happy to introduce a new collection of accent tables: the “Cubodron” collection. “Cubodron” is short for cuboctahedron, the name coined by Archimedes for this geodesic shape (6 squares intersecting with 8 triangles). These unique tables are hand-clad with hammered metal on all sides, allowing them to be turned and positioned in any number of different ways. The metal has a beautiful rustic patina and a lightly hammered texture. Available in copper or steel.
We finally got some good photos of Half Moon bench up on the website. The Half Moon is now available with a number of different options including upholstered and metal-clad bench tops. Click the link to see more photos: http://www.benridderingdesign.com/#!half-moon-bench/c3zw (or see the slideshow below)
Last year I had the opportunity to furnish a local winemaker’s private cellar. The project included entry doors, cabinetry, copper counter tops, backlit wine racks, stemware racks, a liquor cabinet, and a few bistro tables. Made from reclaimed douglas fir. Photo credit to my lovely wife, Shannon.
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