Monday, October 31, 2011

Studio Workspace Renovation Part 2

Yes! There are hard wood floors!!
 After tearing out the foam next comes the staples...........................................
........After the jump............

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Studio Workspace Renovation

FilliQuist is MOVING!!!
Thanks to a stroke of luck, a building on the farm where we currently reside has become available. Filliquist Studio has struck while the iron is hot and decided to move in. Below are some pictures of the space before renovation. I hope there are hardwood floors under that carpet!!

It's a bit messy in its raw state

Plenty of natural light!!

Yea! My favorite source of heat!!
And a VIEW!!

Harvest Season

The time has come to gather fruit here at Pine Knoll. The hay has been cut. The firewood has been stacked. The berrys have been picked. The pears have been plucked. Now all that is left are the apples. If we can keep Jake (the German Shepherd) from eating them.....

Just the begining.....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our New Bookend

  I don't normally cover accessories, but this was just too good to pass up.  A few more pic's after the jump...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Pine Knoll Office Desk

  Taxes, bills, reports, research, paperwork- no matter what you call it chances are you don't really want to be doing it. Either way,  it has to be dealt with.  Preferably in an office. Usually in that office is some semblance of a desk. Whether it was made from an old door and some cinder blocks in college or a cheap pressed chip board with printed wood graphics from some office supply store or Costco chances are you didn't like sitting at your desk in your office. This desk solves that problem and gives a little more...after the jump.....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Always Learning

  I believe that it is good to learn. When you are out of school and living the life that you have chosen for yourself things can get kind of, well, boring. Get up, go to work, eat lunch, work, dinner, TV, bed time.....repeat. That is one of the reasons that I choose to do just what I do, it is never boring and something new comes along just before life has a chance to fall into that pattern.
   A client came to me with a chair that she needed caned. Well in the past this was usually about an hours work and it was done.

   Not this time.

More after the jump:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Moving: Lessons From a Vancouver, B.C. Bookstore

  This post is for anyone that is moving and gets to the point that they think they just have too much "stuff". Well after reading this you might realize- you don't.
   As I mentioned in the "Getting On With It" post, Filliquist Studio is moving! So while the sun is setting on our place by the Tacoma Narrows Airport; it is rising on Pine Knoll, the farm that we are moving to. As we begin to move the question of what is necessary and what is just "stuff" becomes glaringly apparent. I also can't help but think about a book store that we visited recently to make myself feel better about the whole process.

   Now I don't feel so bad.....  Every nook, cranny, shelf, floor spot, crevice, fireplace (yes even the unused fireplace had books in it), closet, stair tread or other potentially unused spot had a stack of books in it. 

A little more after the jump.....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trellis Bench

  This bench came from a desire to have a comfortable place to sit in the garden while not dominating the garden itself. Not only are the lines nearly transparent but they also allow (as the name suggests) vines to climb up them. Sweet pea's, tomatoes, jasmine; take your pick of balsam flower and with a season or two you will have a private little hide-a-way that is as sweeter and more special than anyone could ask for.
   Details after the jump.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting On With It

  The pace is quickening. More is happening. The Chris Craft has to be flipped over and on its trailer by the end of October. Filliquist is moving to Pine Knoll! More on that soon!

   The ply bottom has been replaced. Today I finish replacing the port chine board. After that on to the bottom planking! After much deliberation and consultation I have made the decision to use a new material that I am fairly sure has never been used on or in a restoration of such a boat.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Guest Bed with Hint of Gustaivan

The photos above the bed are by Sharon Montrose

   With guests coming in from Sweden we are overdue for a proper bed and frame. For a number of years now we have been punishing our guests with an inflatable bed. We are far to nice for that! Really though it is time to grow up (a bit) and get a real guest bed put together. Keeping with Swedish design gives the piece direction without too many frills and at the same time simple without being straight boring lines. Oh Gustav, where would we be without you today?

More details and photos after the jump.....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A New Light for Our Table

  We live in a small farm house. We love our small farm house. Sadly, we do not own this farm house, we rent it! The kitchen in this house has track lighting. We don't like the track lighting. We can not get rid of the bad track lighting. We made a light that fits in our small farm house in our small kitchen. We like this light a whole lot! Here is what it looks like.

    The black and white  helps to see the construction, which, by the way, is vintage cloth wrapped cord, 1/16" steel wire for the hanger, 1" square tubing, and 3 (10 points for seeing it before being told about it!) Ikea Vasen vases that have been sandblasted, drilled and inverted.  More pictures (color) and details after the jump....

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Complete DIY Farmhouse Table

  Tis the season all 'round the (Northern) world that we begin to think about the harvest season, the holiday season and most of all- just being indoors. Spending more time indoors working and entertaining requires a good size table.
    I myself am not interested in shelling out a few hundred to a couple thousand bucks for a good size table. So I decided to make one ! AND share the process with you! The cost of materials?  Wood, glue and screws-$60 Tops. That's it.
    If you need to buy the tools then plan on about another $150 to $200 for a low end table saw or a hand held circular saw, a cordless drill and some drill bits. Or borrow one from a neighbor or friend or work with them on the project!
  Surprisingly there are many steps that can be skipped and I will note them with an *. Not doing the steps will result in a less finished looking table but a table just the same.  So, shall we get started?