Monday, April 23, 2012

1st Class Deck Chair Restoration and "Templatation"

     What is generally known as the 1st Class Deck Chair is a chair style that has been on the decks of cruise ships from the days of yore. These being vessels such as the Titanic and Normandie; or, in this case, the S.S. New Amsterdam.
   There are many types and styles of these chairs; most having the same badging as this one, "1st Class" on the head and "S. S. New Amsterdam" at the foot. Pictured in this post are two such chairs that I restored for a customer. If you click on any picture you can zoom in for the detail.....

    An added bonus was that while the chair was in pieces I made a template of each and every piece so that the chair could be reproduced for future clients.

More pictures and details after the jump:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The French Farm Table

Here is a story of "localvoreism".
  A couple comes to me and says, "Hey we'd like to get a table, at a good price, and maybe learn something in the process."
Me- "Ok, sure."
Well, here's the table.

More picts and details after the leap.....

Monday, April 16, 2012

Vanity: The Jackson Vanity and Mirror

   A simple bath vanity for pedestal sinks, a lower shelf for off the floor storage and an iron towel bar. The piece is to be installed in the master bath by a contractor. 
The matching mirror and more details and options after the jump.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Aimee: The Creation of a Farm Table

   Pictures, lots of pictures. That's how this project started.


The results? Pieced together after the jump!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Custom Copy: The Hong Sofa Table and Desk

   A couple from Seattle came to me with a request to build a piece that they liked in a catalog; but, ultimately it was not the right size for their home. The table is a classic design using steel and wood, in this case, maple.
More details and pricing after the jump: