Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Preview to a Door

Here is a snapshot of a new door that is coming out of the shop. This is the door just before it received a fresh coat of black paint. The fresh paint needs to dry completely before the glass goes in. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Axes for the Wall 
  Following the hipster return to the tried and true FilliQuist took some time to remake some axes that is had procured. After cleaning up the heads and handles, replacing as needed some paint was carefully applied in individual patterns to allow the axes to be kept out in the open instead of being hidden away with the other tools. I really like these and will have a hard time letting them sell at the Filliquist store!

Not Germany but close...

I think I had socks like this in the 80's...

I might keep this one so go buy it before I remove it from our store!

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Cut Above

  I had a large volume of oak scraps in the shop and instead of putting them to the fire as many might I used their unique shapes to dictate the final form. They turned out great and are going to last a long time and are sure to serve all the kitchens they have the fortune to end up in very well.

Who said a cutting board had to be a rectangular slab?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Live Edge Bed

  Here is a little project that I put together from an Aspen tree that I had cut into planks at the local sawmill. The bedposts were cut with a bandsaw from the cores of the upper portions of the felled Aspen. The headboard, footboard, and side rails are live edge pieces of Aspen wood. The bed posts show just a hint of natural edge.
  The Aspen is really nice since it doesn't yellow quite the same way that pine can and it has a nice soft wide grain with those darker contrasting knots. In the right light you can even see some ripples in the wood. The color of the footboard in the pictures above and below is the true color of the wood.
  The bed is a queen size mattress is topped with a nice memory foam mattress with a wool pile mattress cover and a nice down comforter. I still haven't slept on it yet but I hear it is really comfortable!

Headboard detail
Even closer detail
Full view of the headboard