Modern Rustic Kitchen in Arroyo Grande, CA

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 credit: Shannon Riddering.  Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 9.37.48 PM

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Member’s lounge coffee table at the new Brecon Estate winery in Paso Robles, CA. I built a number of pieces for the winery from one of their old 3100 gallon oak wine barrels. To see more of the project click here.20140408-215050.jpg

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For the Misses

My wife and I finished building our new bed (finally!). It’s been a long process of weekend and evening work. IMG_3413

Funny thing is, this piece was inspired by a murder scene! We occasionally watch a sitcom called “Castle”. When this murder scene (below) came on the screen Shannon paused the show, turned to me and said, “I want that bed!” She made a screenshot of the scene, which we used for our inspiration, and we began working on it. photo

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Butterflies as the Deadline Approaches


A few butterflies and other joinery for the Brecon Estate Winery project:

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Out of the Kiln…into the Clamps

Brecon Estate Winery dropped a 3100 gallon wine barrel at my shop a couple of weeks ago.  I am working on furniture for their tasting room (set to open the first week in March). IMG_2913Today I pulled the oak out of the kiln and started gluing parts up. Progress!

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