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Chickens outside the shop door
Monday, September 29, 2014

Chicken Woodworkers

The other day I was working in my shop getting a set of dining chairs underway, when I heard a quiet clucking sound coming from beneath my work bench. And there, happily scratching around in the sawdust, was a chicken! She and her buddies snuck in through my barn door, which I keep open in the summer. I counted three in total, and then realized that one was roosting in my wood rack. Although I enjoy having them around, they poop all over the place so I have to shoo them outside. They've become very determined - they run away from me out the door, scoot off in multiple directions, and run right back in again! This is becoming a daily comedy of errors! I think I will miss my feathery friends once the weather gets cold and I have to shut my barn doors for the Winter.

Going up the stairs!
Hiding in the wood rack
Cherry Desk with Quilted Makore Drawer Fronts and Wenge Pulls
Monday, September 8, 2014

Desk for Lake House

I was recently contacted by clients asking me to design and construct a simple, clean, beautiful desk for their lake house.The desk now lives under a large window looking out over Converse Bay on Lake Champlain. I used Cherry as the base wood, Quilted Makore for the drawer fronts, and I hand carved the pulls in Wenge.

That is Sammy hiding under the desk! He was staying with us this summer while his parents were in Europe.

Cherry desk with quilted Makore drawer front and Wenge pulls
Back of the desk