Organic Modern Stool 

Here’s a new stool design I’ve been working on. 24″ tall and cut from an english walnut stump.In the words of Owen Wilson, “Not too bad considering I carved it from one piece of wood.” (Meet the Fockers). Enjoy your weekend, friends!


11′ Long San Andreas Table

Here are a few shots of the most recent San Andreas Table. This one is 11 feet long, made from figured claro walnut, and sits atop two repurposed steel pedestals. img_3791

 11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

Each San Andreas table is unique because the meandering joint line that runs down the center is dictated by the natural edge (live edge) of the slabs. For pricing and details contact us.

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Joining with Festool Dominos


Bowl Carving

A little progress on this free form bowl. I’m using a Kutzall for the rough-out and some Hans Karlsson hand tools (adze and gouge) to finish. We cut down the English walnut I’m using for this bowl about a year ago (it was an urban standing-dead tree)–really beautiful wood! I can’t wait to work with the slabs I’m drying from this tree.

The San Andreas Table

There are a lot of live edge slab tables on the market these days. So when one of my clients asked about one, I suggested that we run the natural edge down the center of her table. Try something different!IMG_1015 The result was a table style we’re calling “the San Andreas”. The meandering joint line resembles a fault line on a topographic map, and the areas where the slabs move away from each other look like a bodies of water on a map. IMG_1131Each San Andreas table is a custom order because the slabs are different every time. We currently have walnut slabs to accommodate table lengths anywhere from 4′ dining table to a 17′ long conference table. Of course, longer slabs can be purchased. For info and pricing, please contact us.

For those that are interested in the process of making this table, here is a short slide show.

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…and here are a few photos of the finished product.The San Andreas tableThe San Andreas tableuntitled-2581

The San Andreas tabe

The San Andreas tabe

Farmhouse Trestle Table

Just finished this farmhouse trestle table for a client in Paso Robles, CA. Check out this slideshow (see below) that starts with the actual 1880’s barn the oak was salvaged from.

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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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_MG_3566 aI built a mirror like this one a couple of years ago for my wife. I decided to rework the design and build another one so I dug up my old notes and sketches and hit the ground running! 20130116-085112.jpg I generally use a high percentage of reclaimed materials in my work, but my goal for this project was to use almost exclusively recycled materials. As always, there were a few things that I had to break down and buy new, but I ended up using at least 95% reclaimed materials.20130116-085219.jpgHere is a list of repurposed parts I used: sliding mirror closet door (main mirror), 12″ convex clock face (covering circle mirror), plywood from a used dance floor (sub-structure), concrete form boards (main frame), various old moldings (see photo above), 4″ x 6″ douglas fir sign posts (cut into crown molding and circle molding)

The panels between the moldings are zinc coated steel (not reclaimed). _MG_3604 aMirror dimensions: 55″ (plus crown) x 95″_MG_3263 aPhotography by Ron Bez (

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Dining table

This dining room table pulls apart into three rectangular pedestal tables (each top measuring 46″ x 52″). They can be used individually, or as one large table as shown.I salvaged the planks for this table top from an old beach house in Morro Bay. (Thanks for the wood, Chip!)

Pedestals cut from old 10″ x 14″ douglas fir posts–salvaged from an old building in San Luis Obispo, CA. From the ring count, this tree was at least 150 years old when it was cut, and the building that it came from was a good 80-100 years old.


Client has requested benches to go along the back side of the table. Following are my preliminary sketches:

The seats and backs will be upholstered.