My wife loves Xmas. I, much to Fox News’ chagrin, don’t. Here is our compromise. An 18 piece, collapsible 15” wood tree. It has a redwood “trunk” and 1/8” lauan plywood scraps as leaves. I used an old off-cut from a gem for the tippy-top.
We like the tree as-is but I thought it needed a little something else. So a few days later I routed out the center of the redwood and wired an LED to light up the top. I made a simple LED driver using a single LED, a 330 ohm resistor, a 7805 regulator, a 9v battery and a micro switch.
The war on Xmas!
New reclaimed wood and acrylic gem necklace up on Etsy. Made from an off-cut of a larger gem.
New wood gems up on Etsy! I already pre-sold 15 of them and these are the last from this batch. Made from reclaimed siding and orange and blue acrylic. Finished with Danish wood oil.
Update: The Salon ended up purchasing some different coffee tables and left me in the lurch! These two end/coffee tables are for sale directly through me. If interested, please email me at email@example.com.
I was commissioned by Aaron Harvey and Rachael Yu of Myriad Harbor to make a couple of small coffee tables for Showroom 383 Salon in Mill Valley. I wanted to try a new source for reclaimed wood that is closer to San Francisco than Petaluma or Novato. I had found a place online called Black’s Farmwood and, being located in San Rafael, it is way closer than my other sources. So Aaron and I got a Zip-truck and went on a field trip. Needless to say, Black’s Farmwood is awesome. It is family run and they were extremely friendly and helpful. I will be back there soon.
The coffee tables are made of hand-hewn, beech barn beams and old redwood stairs. Thank you Micah Black for all your help.
I made this stool/magazine holder for our living room. It is made of reclaimed douglas fir and redwood with an acrylic inlay. I got all of this wood for free from Building REsources when I bought two small scraps for $10! I love this thing and will be making more for sale.
I made these candle holders for my wife. Not sure what the wood is but it is light and two-toned which gives a great contrast with the acrylic stripes.
My wife got a bunch of flameless candles from her work about a year ago (I can’t believe she actually used them). She finally came to her senses and threw them out. But then I took them and experimented with flameless gems!