Thursday, March 23, 2006

Inside and Outside

Table, Cabinets

The table shown above was designed around a single plank of honduras mahogany. Its lower structure is quartersawn white oak. It is entirely traditionally constructed with mortices and tenons. At the far end is a small sink.

The cabinets below are from a kitchen I designed and built. They are southern longleaf yellow pine with a complex multiple glaze finish. The wall paneling in the background is of the same material. The countertop is of carrera marble.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Winery Entry

This entire entryway is new to this barn. The timberframe work was constructed of fir beams salvaged from an old drydock in Astoria. The cant of the entryway roof matches the barn's roof. The columns and wall behind are stucco. The door, 9' high , 4' wide, and 3" thick, is of quartersawn white oak. This is the same material the hundreds of french wine barrels behind it are made of.

I designed the handrail below as a part of the overall interior design. My good friend and blacksmith, Arnon Kartmazov forged it. The railing is bronze and the ballusters are stainless steel.