This is a baseball bat and stand. I turned the bat from a piece of white ash, and I bent and welded the steel to echo the shape of a baseball diamond.
This is a wooden box I made using hickory and walnut. The handle on top is a shape I use in lots of designs. It’s two bean shapes pressed into each other, representing the closeness of two beings.
This is a set of wooden butter knives that I designed. The box is made of hickory, and the knives are made of walnut. There is also a steel rest to keep the business end of the knife off the counter. Using a wooden knife for butter is a fantastic sensory experience. It’s much lighter than a metal one, but its still stiff enough to be used as a butter knife. The light feeling in the hand makes for a delicate butter spreading experience.
This is a prototype for an at-home coffee drip bar. The idea came from my time as a barista at Blue Bottle. Coffee is a drink, but I always like to think of coffee as a plant. By having the planters on either side of your brewing coffee, you are reminded of the natural processes of the earth, which makes your coffee taste better.
The wood is walnut, with a polyurethane finish, and the metal is stainless steel. The wooden boxes were joined with center splines, and I bent and welded the steel.
This is a frame that I made out of maple. The corners are double splined, and I added a little bit of depth between the glass and the mat, so the paper would have room to breathe. The art within the frame is an ink painting I did, but I’ll post a photo of that separately without glass in front of it.
This is an end table made from metal and wood. The wood is reclaimed oak on a plywood base.
This is a frame that I made out of sheet metal. I bent and welded the metal, then grinded, sanded, and polished it. The photo within the frame is by Michelle Ott.
This is an outdoor bench that I made from some salvaged fir beams. I recovered them from the beach, then I shaped and finished the top and sides.
This is a piece of outdoor furniture that I made using salvaged wood. The plywood top was taken from the beach, and the wooden slats were purchased from the estate of a deceased frame maker. I originally planted a cedar tree in the middle, which you can see here. I decided that the tree was bad for gathering and conversation, so I planted succulents instead.