Henry’s Chair

Hello and welcome to my blog!  A happy new year to all of you and hope you are all quite well.  To start this new year I would like to present a my dining chair design.  I am calling this Henry’s Chair after my son.  I owe my inspiration to …

The Kitchen Series

  Hello and welcome to my blog!  This series begins a build in which I’m creating custom kitchen cabinetry.  Kitchen cabinets are a significant departure from my usual work, but my shoji client, pleased with my efforts, has encouraged me to take on the job.  The homeowner in this case …

Let’s Plane!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  In this post I will detail the process of making a Japanese plane body, known as a dai, to compete in the annual NYC Kez, hosted by Mokuchi in Brooklyn, NY.   Kez is short for Kezurou-Kai, which translates to ‘Let’s plane’, a competition …

Tokonoma Plinth

Hello and welcome to my blog!  In this post I will detail the process of building a plinth for my laundry room.  Occasionally in the process of building furniture for my clients I have to work a project in for myself to keep the house up and running, so I …

Tea House Garden Bench – Complete

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post completes a series in which I’ve built a Tea House garden bench of Honduran mahogany.  This bench will be used outdoors and preparations have been made to help this bench endure the elements.  I’ve detailed the steps taken to ensure that it …

Tea House Garden Bench – Joinery

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post continues a series in which I’m building an outdoor bench for a tea house garden.   I will begin to detail the process of cutting the joinery used to construct this bench. The main feature of this bench will be a Japanese …