Monthly Archives: August 2009

Eucalyptus Furniture

Though not quite “beating” the heat, we enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at Will Rogers State Park this Sunday. A favorite place to visit since I was a kid, I have always been in awe of the towering eucalyptus trees that … Continue reading

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ReadyMade's Guide to Wood

So, even if the ReadyMade book was published a few years ago, in addition to its collection of DIY projects, it has an excellent display of information design showing the parts of a tree. …and the history of wood in … Continue reading

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Why Hire a Licensed Professional?

Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker is a licensed C6 (Cabinetry/Millwork) contractor. According to California law, any job over $500 requires a licensed contractor. I know. I know there are a lot of fabulous handyman and women out there, but if the … Continue reading

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Merci et Au Revoir William

As summer is coming to a close, I thought I would introduce our French intern, William, before he flies back home. William goes to school at ENSTIB or l’Ecole Nationale SupĂ©rieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois. Loosely translated, that’s … Continue reading

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Architectural Elements

The fantastic interior designers we get to work with and our clients keep expanding the applications for our signature reclaimed wood, wine oak. Clearly, these thick planks came from a batch of red wine. Cabernet, anyone?

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Artful Nuggets in my Netflix Queue

My latest red envelope came this week with a DVD that was a little bit like work but a lot of fun. (I have never been very good at drawing those lines anyway.) It was the PBS series, Craft in … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Event | August 15 | Handmade Nation

Art, craft and design. Are they triplets, siblings, kissing cousins, or distant relatives? A question I am always mulling over in my head.I hope to gain some more insight in seeing this film. In 2006, artist and first-time director Faythe … Continue reading

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Reupholstering, so Eco

I wanted to write an article about reupholstering myself, but I came upon this on one my favorite green resources and decided to pass their well-written prose instead. Do you find yourself daunted by the idea of reupholstering your well-worn … Continue reading

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We Love Trees

I collected some fun examples. Enjoy. Tons of wood is processed into paper. These paper products are decorated to look like… wood. Here is a set of folders and a few cards, a toy camera for kids, and a working … Continue reading

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