I made this little charcuterie board/cheese board/what have you for a good friend of mine, so we decided to break it in and load it up with good food.
The board is Walnut with carved bowls for whatever you might want to put in them and the knives are carved from Butternut. Walnut and Butternut are very similar species, so I thought they would make good companions for this set.
This little outdoor sitting bench was an add-on to the Mini Mioche build I finished recently, Dubbed “The Dad Bench” in the assumption that many of it’s inhabitants might be not-so-thrilled-to-be-shopping fathers who might like a time out here.
The slats for the bench were resawn from heritage Douglas Fir timbers that came from Toronto’s Distillery District. It’s great that the district keeps this lumber and makes it available to it’s tenants and their respective makers, so that this historic wood can live a new life in an old home.
So, if you find yourself on Case Goods Lane, have a seat!
The last two months of my life have culminated in the work you see in these photos and it’s incredibly satisfying to see everything completed and installed.
This is the second build iv’e done for Mini Mioche, they’ve just opened the doors to their Distillery District location in Toronto. This was a really fun project and I have to thank owner Alyssa Kerbel for putting her trust in me and pretty much giving me carte blanche.
We were able to obtain some historic Douglas Fir lumber from the Distillery District to use in this build and infuse a bit of the district’s history into the store’s furnishings. It all came together really well and looks right at home (because it is) in the space.
If you have kids to shop for you should probably pay a visit to Mini Mioche:
6 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, Onatrio M5A 3C4
I recently finished this little Butternut console table; it caused me a lot of grief in the assembly stage, but it’s together now and the stress it caused me is relieved.
This is the first all wood piece iv’e done in a while and also one of the few. It was nice to work in only one material for a change.
Just finished up this dining table… The multiple triangles making up the base of the table were fun to make. I would incorporate triangles into everything I build if I had the option of doing so, they’re just so aesthetically pleasing to me.
The icing on the cake for me was the walnut top… Not only is walnut one of the most beautiful woods (in my opinion), but it’s easy to work with as well. I have to say, this is my favorite project as of late.
First off… Let me apologize for this iPhone photo, I know it’s lame. I snapped this shot just after I put on the last coat of finish and didn’t manage to take any real photos.
This piece is a stand-up desk I built recently for a friends 30th birthday/15th year of DJing. His girlfriend commissioned the piece to replace what he was using to house his turntables, mixer, some vinyl, etc.
This thing is a beast, all steel base wrapped in steel sheet with an almost 2” thick old growth Pine top. The delivery guys were not happy.
Katelyn Joliat just opened the doors to her new Toronto boutique, Far Away Eyes and I had the privilege of making a few pieces for the shop. There were a couple of bumps in the road along the way, but the pieces are in their new home now. Enjoy them Katelyn!
Far Away Eyes is located at 295 Queen St. East in Toronto and is stocking a carefully curated, cool and eclectic selection of jewelry, clothing, housewares and gift items. So, if you live in Toronto or you’re gonna be passing through then you should probably stop in.
This little side table/magazine rack combo is a personal project I just finished. After using Pine from the queen’s wharf on my last job I was itching to use some of the wood from that site again. Luckily I had a few short pieces of Maple that were the perfect candidates for this table.
A friend presented me with a few good ideas to take this design a little further, so v2 maybe coming soon. This little guy is available for sale on my Etsy shop… Here
Yesterday I packed this on to a skid and put it on a truck, today it arrived at it’s new home. It’s a reception desk for an office space in Liberty Village here in Toronto.
The wood I used for this project is Pine from the Queen’s Wharf. A variety of wood species were salvaged from this historic structure when it was unearthed in 2006, I have used them all and they are all gorgeous. Because the wood spent so much time underground the minerals in the soil leeched into the wood and gave it a very unique color palette.
This might be my new favorite piece, maybe just because I love the odd but beautiful coloring of the wood so much. I dont know.
The project I am working on currently is on hold as I wait for wood to arrive from the kiln, so I’ve had a bit of time to do a small side job and finnish off this little bench. The bench is a personal project i’ve been working on very slowly over the last little while and i’m glad to see it finished.
I acquired the wood from a friend and I’m not sure of it’s origin or original use, but my guess is fence posts. Two of the pieces of the bench are Cedar and one is Pine. I was hoping for more contrast between the two types of wood, but once the finish went on the coloring ended up the same.
I took my lunch break on this little bench today, I’ve grown pretty fond of it. I’m kind of tempted to keep it, but I think i’m gonna have to find it a new home.
I recently finished this dining table and bench made from reclaimed pine threshing boards. The table has a multi patinated and distressed steel top, the clients wanted a rustic steel work table kind of look… oposite of my usual work with steel bases and wooden tops.
This was a really fun project for me, it was nice to get out of my comfort zone and do something a little different.
A while ago I built some stuff for Blacksmith Cycle, a high end custom cycle shop in Toronto. Shortly after opening I went and shot some photos that all ended up being unusable. So finally almost a year later I went back and took some useable shots.
I recently finished this desk made with reclaimed Oak barn board and a chemically blackened steel base (the same process used to blacken firearms).
Life went from ProTools to hand tools and I could not be happier about it. (Taken with instagram)