Monday, August 21, 2017

Centerpieces - (Spalted) Elm with Walnut Bowties

I was lucky enough to get married to the most wonderful person in the world. While this post is not really about how wonderful she is (answer: quite), it is about how she was able to pull these awesome centerpieces together. Between her and the florist, Milwaukee Flower Co., they came up with all of the awesome stuff you see above (as photographed by the indescribably spectacular TJ and Shannon Uttke. Go to their website, give them your money, have them photograph your things. You won't regret it).

My job was to take care of the wood part.

Pictures/discussion after the jump

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Walnut Raised Panel Bed

So I built a bed. Our old bed was... uh... not great. Good news though, this one is an improvement (let's hear it for setting a low bar!).

But in all seriousness, I worked off a random advertisement that caught my wife's eye. Naturally, I looked at it aghast at how much they wanted for the quality they were providing. Not to let some furniture outlet show me up, I built this out of solid walnut because there's two ways of doing something, right, or again.