Chair and two tables by James Breaux displayed at the Texas Furniture Makers Show. The chair won Best Contemporary this year. He is a talented young designer out of San Antonio.
CORRECTION! the round table is the winner. My apologies to James.
Can you tell what that is on her viewfinder? That is an itsy-bitsy chair carved from holly.
Sculpture by Danny Kamerath displayed at the Texas Furniture Makers Show
Touch is so important.
Visitor at the Texas Furniture Maker Show
Twirl Table at the Objects of Desire II show at the Illume Gallery in Dallas Texas. On view through November 30.
Twirl table. Final finish isn’t on yet. I replaced the ash belt with ebony. Will add another ebony band at the bottom as time permits.
This is the veneer for the bottom of my table top. So far this is the most complicated veneer job I’ve attempted…so start on the bottom. Curly Australian walnut and Macassar ebony.
My favorite tools. And my favorite part of the project, when I’m refining all of my design choices and trying to make them come together visually and physically. The chair is glued together now and doesn’t fit on the bench or clamp easily. So that means I’m sitting on the floor and holding the chair steady with my legs while I’m working. Every cut and scrape has become important and I may not be able to fix any errors I make at this point.
Back splat for the new chair. Macassar ebony inside the vacuum bag. I also found out that I’m allergic to ebony. The dust gets on my skin and burns.
Yes. That is a grinder. Yes. I used it on the chair. Many times. I will again too. I come from a long tradition of makers using the most efficient means to get the job done. I’m not ashamed.
Mocking up the crest rail. This piece would have been terribly difficult to draw and design completely so I got the general shape and concept and started putting it together. Arm and back splat are next.