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Dreamliner Barstool

This design was inspired by the engine cowling on a Boeing Dreamliner I saw on the tarmac as I landed in San Francisco after having taught in New Zealand for 9 weeks.  The cowling had these beautiful, graceful arches, called ‘chevrons,’ and they are for noise suppression.

Spiral Wall Mirror

This wall mirror was built as a companion piece to a bench I created for a client to fit into a small area in her entryway.  Since the walnut had been harvested off of her property I knew that the wood had special meaning to her.

The Story of Toujours

This piece came about at the request of a client who asked me to make a box to house the ashes of a beloved pet.  As I was designing I wanted the piece to reflect the love, comfort and companionship our pets provide and the ways they enrich our lives.  From the top the box is a stylized representation of a pet with its tail wrapped around its body. 

Live Edge Shelves

The design of this shelving unit was inspired by the geometric paintings of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist known for his abstract color-block paintings.  Using Mondrian as a guide I designed a piece that would have various sized cubbies (real and implied) that would hold a diverse range of glassware.  This is one of two projects requested by a client who had a walnut tree taken down off of her property.

L’anthologie de l’amour

This piece came to life during dinner and drinks as friends were talking about a special way to present the notes and well-wishes from wedding guests to a soon-to-be bride and groom.  We talked and shared ideas and soon l’anthologie de l’amour was born.

Ben’s Tryptich Boxes

This piece came about at the request of a client who asked me to make him a box with the instructions to ‘go be creative.’ He rarely uses the boxes I make, instead preferring them to be adornments in his home.

Helix Bench

This bench was created at the request of a client who wanted a bench to fit into a small area in her entryway. Since the walnut had been harvested off of her property I knew that the wood had special meaning to her.