Current Work

The latest project is a new entry patio for a Drummond Castillian. Not a large project but it should be a fun one. Construction is slated to start in a few weeks, so I'll be updating pictures and drawings of the design.

The main challenge of the project is reworking the entry sequence into the house by replacing the concrete walkway with something appropriate.
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Custom Dresser Design & Build

This custom dresser was a collaboration with the client. Constructed of Baltic Birch plywood with solid Walnut and Paduak drawer fronts. Special attention was paid to the selection of the Walnut to get a consistant graining.

A shot of the dresser in location.

Detail of the Baltic Birch and Paduak drawer pull.

The Baltic Birch was mitered on all edges.Detail of the Drawers. Full extension drawer hardware with Baltic Birch drawer boxes. Walnut drawer bottoms.

Detail of the connection between the Paduak drawer pull and the Walnut drawer front.

The dresser was completed in the Spring of 2008.
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