Fresh built in the shop: this pair of walnut nightstands with black iron pulls for a @kinteriors_sf project
Floating nightstands with corner radius curves installed in a lovely San Francisco bedroom designed by @lauren_nelson_design — PS: handles coming soon!
Custom Media Cabinet in blackened walnut for friends @pagodfrey and @harwellgodfrey . This is the second iteration of this design that I’ve made. This version has four doors (instead of 3) and over 120 slats — each slat is individually sanded and finished before being glued into its numbered groove in the door frame. It’s a very labor intensive process but I think the results are worth the effort.
When I started working with wood, I read Nakashima’s book ‘Soul of a Tree’ which moved me deeply & confirmed this endeavor was my next step forward. Lately I’ve been thinking about these ancient giants and hope I can do them justice with the work that I do. It’s an honor and a privilege to be the bridge between nature and the clients who welcome my furniture into their homes.
In case you were wondering, I named my company Chop Wood Co as a reminder not to get lost in an end product mindset (profits, prestige, and endlessly chasing the future) and to keep my feet firmly planted in the present moment doing what I love. So far it’s working out. Thanks for the love and support (and coming up with the name) @laurenpodoll 📸 by @penamade.sf
White oak bedside table with arched drawer fronts designed by @kinteriors_sf
We have stairs! I love collaborating and this is a special one. Blackened steel stair stringers and railings by the talented duo @reunioncreative — design by @mcelroyarch — now it’s up to me to take it across the finish line with white oak balusters and 4 inch thick floating oak treads! Photo by @reunioncreative
Hello friends. There have been many things I’ve learned over the past 9 months during this crisis. One of the most important is realizing how much we need each other. My relationships with my family, friends, wood shop family, clients, and community are the things I value most and can’t live without. Over the past couple of years I’ve been making furniture like this walnut trestle dining table and through this endeavor I get to know the people I make them for a little better. I am richer for each of these experiences. Thank you!