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.
Some more work I did for Tosho Knife Arts Recently…
Unfortunately I can’t take any credit for the design of this piece, I made it to match the cabinetry they already had for displaying their knives and modified it slightly to meet some different demands. There are magnets concealed in the wood to give the knives the appearance of magically standing on their handles.
I finally finished up this coffee table for a good friend of mine after months of it being put aside for other work. This is the first project iv’e used my compact bender for aside from some steel hooks and other stuff for around the shop, so it was nice to put it to work for something a little more interesting.
This table is actually one of four pieces that are being made from the same Walnut slab, pictured above before being cut into it’s different sections. Stay tuned for the rest.
A couple of years ago I designed and fabricated some bike racks for a custom cycle shop in Toronto. Recently friends of mine wanted some bike racks and so was born version two; they’re the exact same design and size as V1, but a little more refined.
They’re finished with a flat white paint and I used some Pine scrap I had to cut plugs for the tubing and strips to protect the bike frame. I’m pretty pleased with V2, I might make them available for sale on a regular basis. I’ll try and post some more photos once these are installed.
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.
I finally got around to taking a couple of photos of this case I made back in the spring. The case was built for Tosho Knife Arts, a purveyor of fine hand-forged Japanese knives. If you are in the market for a truly beautiful hand made knife Tosho is the spot.
On a side note: Apparently Anthony Bourdain was a fan of this piece… I hate to be a name dropper, but it’s my only claim to fame.
Just got this pile of Walnut into the shop today, can’t wait to start milling it down.
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.
I’m a little bit late on this, but I wanted to talk about this officially and give a huge thanks to my friend and super talented lady Stephanie Cheng.
As you may or may not have noticed I have a new logo, which Stephanie designed for me. She also designed my killer business cards and I really could not be any happier with them.
Steph’s work is awesome and you should probably go check it out… Here