Monthly Archives: March 2010

A lovely wall of bookshelves

A client in Silverlake just sent us these shots of the bookcases we built, now painted by Carl Tillmanns. Carl is also painting the kitchen we just updated. Usually, we finish cabinets ourselves, but in this case we delivered paint-grade. … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Tule Peak

It’s been almost a year since I first blogged about a great salvaged and reclaimed lumber source in Southern California. We headed there again this past weekend to buy wood for two different outdoor bench projects. At Tule Peak Timber, … Continue reading

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Chapter One: Picking the Slab

I feel like we just picked out a puppy! After several meetings with a client, hours surfing the internet and talking to our vendors, we found the perfect piece of walnut. It’s big enough for the eight foot dining table … Continue reading

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How Much Water Do I Use?

As a family business, work life and personal life are harder to differentiate. That is frustrating at times—like when the next lumber order or drawer slide inventory is part of breakfast conversation. But, from the perspective of the environment and … Continue reading

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Visit to the Woodworkers Shop

We invited our little boy’s preschool group to see our woodshop. Don’t worry, the machines were all turned off and a team of parents, teachers and our staff were watching everyone’s curious fingers. Seeing raw materials and the process of … Continue reading

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