Monthly Archives: May 2009

Los Angeles Furniture Maker : case and grain

caseandgrain©, a los angeles based studio, produces one-of-a-kind and limited edition furniture as well as custom cabinetry. They are dedicated to creating works of distinctive design and enduring quality with minimal impact to our environment. Gary is the owner and … Continue reading

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New Lumber Arrives for Furniture: Reclaimed and Raw

A much anticipated shipment of wine oak arrived from a winery in Modesto, CA. We are especially excited about this batch, as the planks are wider and longer than previous shipments. The ideas for new furniture designs are flowing. First … Continue reading

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Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture – Los Angeles Times

Sam Maloof, a designer and woodworker whose furniture was initially prized for its simplicity and practicality by Southern Californian homeowners in the 1950s and later valued for its beauty and timelessness by collectors, museum curators and U.S. presidents, has died. … Continue reading

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Excerpt: 'A Splintered History Of Wood' : NPR

This book is a fun jaunt through the world of wood and how we use it. A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats By Spike Carlsen NPR.org, December 2, 2008 · The Wood Freak … Continue reading

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Casa del Mar's Spa Redesign

Under the talented eye of designer, Rachel Winokur of etta designs, we recently completed the redesign of the Casa del Mar luxury spa in Santa Monica, CA. Rachel is an allied member of ASID, a Certified Green Building Professional and … Continue reading

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Wood finish sample boards, now showing at Livingreen!

We partnered with livingreen to promote SDA Craft’s wood finish materials and our own finishing and refinishing services. Continue reading

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Reclaimed Wood Scouting Adventure

The Spencers head out on a Southern California reclaimed wood scouting adventure. Continue reading

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Custom Table is Ready for Pick-up

Creating custom furniture for the Los Angeles, interior design studio, Woodson and Rummerfield always brings creative projects. You’ll see a range of style on their website, but consistency in their boldness. I’m sure this outdoor table will host many a … Continue reading

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Wood is for the Fifth Wedding Anniversary Gift

Today is Cliff and my fifth wedding anniversary!  I haven’t referred to my book on The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries for a few years. I recall the first one, paper, as I am a big fan of letterpress and handmade … Continue reading

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Support your Local Furniture Maker

Los Angeles would have some challenges recreating this event, as we are so spread out, but there must be a way. BKLYN DESIGNS™ is an exhibition of designers and manufacturers of contemporary furnishings, lighting, and accessories made and/or designed in … Continue reading

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