A few months ago, my grandmother passed, and Tina and I drove out to
Clyde, OH to attend her funeral. On our way back to New York, we went
through Warren, PA where Tina's mother grew up. Warren was once a major
supplier of lumber for the US. Now not so much. But there was one
mill still open and we went to go see it. It was awesome! And one of
the woods that they mill is Curly Maple. It is beautiful, and so interesting to
look at. I had to buy some. We got the guys to cut the pieces down so
they would fit in the rental car, and we brought them back home. Now
they are the doors to our HEC. Maybe soon they will also be a bench for
the kitchen table.
I like this because it's so small. We've always been annoyed at how the TV becomes the center point of a room. For the most part, all of our electronics fit inside, as does our small DVD collection and also some of the coffee table books that normally take up too much space on the table.
speaking I'm not very good at colors. I don't understand how they work
together, or why they don't work together. But Tina helped out a bunch
with this, and I think that it came out pretty good. The exterior is a unassuming grey...It'd be nice to do this again with a lacquer finish.
A few weeks ago, a couple weeks ago my good friends Max and Sal took a trip to LA to, among other things, hang out with our good friend Seth. While we were in LA there was an exhibit on Sam Maloof in the Huntington Library. He has been a hero of mine since I started woodworking. Totally awesome and prolific.
I think this living room set up is so awesome. Wishbone very well may have something like this in the near future.
What?!?!? All his joinery is so seamless. Hard to tell where one piece ends and the other begins.
This was one of my favorite. Like a big wooden glove to sit in. MMMmmm.
I wish I got a picture where I didn't look like a jerk, but it was very exciting to sit in one of Sam's chairs. It's so comfortable! I learned so much just sitting down. Really awesome!