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READ THIS WHILE THE SLIDES LOAD - These furniture designs were developed and prototypes built in our workshop to be tested in
working/ living environments, under various user and climate/humidity conditions. Material selection is always critical-quilted Maple and
American White quarter-sawn Oak for a free standing jewelry cabinet with characteristic red struts; the same Oak carries over to a
platform bed with a 4 panel SpinneyBeck leather headboard; its two side tables interpretations in aluminum plate, legs topped by
Carrera marble; a stereo console in quilted Maple veneer with aluminum panel drawer fronts; the Cypress four poster bed flanked by
side tables of Cypress and Padauk; an office desk, constructed of solid curly Maple highlighted with Purple Heart on an aluminum plate
frame; an outside table of Carrera and aluminum between two Schultz chaises, and a round foyer table of Zebrawood and Italian
Walnut, originally installed in an office setting.
Then: humidors of unusual character and wood species; a small scale all-heart cherry dining table and sideboard; a writing desk in
Teak; a Cypress dressing stool and an American White Oak bread box, both with Padauk trim. Recent efforts include: a thin Carrera
slab supported by a large scale steel frame serving as a refectory table seating ten and partnered with a fanciful dirigible-shaped
chandelier; tubular steel frame garden lounge seating with accompanying side table of aluminum plate and Carrera marble; and, a
simple lightweight, bookshelf unit of Birch, solid and ply-detailed with exposed screws and stainless finishing washers.
|+all woods either clear-coated or oiled to preserve & enhance the natural grain of the wood; exotics are sustainably harvested, recycled or from legacy stock
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