Anyone have any ideas or resources to contribute to making something like this?
looking toward the mouth of Tomales Bay We’re enjoying a spectacular fall in West County with warm, dazzling days and crisp, clear nights. The apples have been harvested and my thoughts have turned to loading summer-cured firewood into the shed before the rains and organizing my piles of timber for winter production in the shop. […]
Site Specific projects require careful planning on and off site. When building a treehouse and managing a crew over a sequence of days, small comforts and simple luxuries always help to maintain a convivial atmosphere and improve productivity, especially when the weather is not cooperating. While building treehouses over the years I have developed a […]
Ted at our recent ‘Glazing Bee’ on the wowhaus compound I recently spent a lively evening in San Francisco with my good friend Ted Boerner. Ted is an influential taste-maker in furniture and interior design, as well as a devoted fan of Deep Craft. We’ve had an ongoing conversation for years about many things, including […]
letter draft to a client Whether intended or not, making things is always about relationships. This kind of communication is as important to me as the integrity of the joinery.
A few years ago I designed a pedestal to be used as either a table base or, when scaled down, to support a bench. I wanted to evoke the grace and solidity of classical Greek architecture, but based my contours and proportions on the native oak and acorn instead of the acanthus of the classical […]
We’re making our first batch of nocino this year with walnuts from our own trees. Our friend Donald Fortescue harvested the green nuts when he was up for a visit in early July. We washed the nuts, quartered them and set them to soak in grain alcohol and sugar, stirring them every day or so […]