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 Garden Bench

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post begins a series in which I will build a sitting bench of Honduran mahogany.  The Tea Garden Bench will reside along a winding pathway of the tea house garden and will provide a place to sit briefly and take in the surroundings. My goal in …

Walnut Tsuri-Dana

Hello and welcome to my blog!  In this post I will detail the process of creating a live edge shelf to be wall mounted.  Those of you who have followed along with my blog may recall a very similar build recently.  For this build I will be making the steel …

Western Red Shoji -Complete

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post completes a series in which I’m building a pair of tall shoji in western red cedar.  The previous post left off where I had been making arrangements to plane the kumiko for these doors.  These doors, being exceptionally tall, have encouraged even more changes to …

Ko-Ganna Restoration

Hello and welcome to my blog!  In this post I will detail the process of restoring a single iron small kanna referred to as a ‘ko-ganna’.  This plane is a vintage market find that had been used very little or not at all.  Unfortunately some modifications and mishandling happened along the …

Western Red Shoji

Hello and Welcome to my blog!  In this series I will detail the process of building sliding bypass doors, known as shoji, of western red cedar.  Having detailed the making of shoji in the recent past, this series will highlight the challenges I’ve faced as I progress through this particular build, in …