Tag Archives: cabinetry

Industrial Plywood Cabinets and Desks

We completed the cabinetry for the Blum and Poe art gallery late this summer. The job was (pretty massive and) beautifully crafted by EscherGunaWardena Architecture. It included 3 kitchenettes, 51 feet of bookcases, several work desks, a reception desk and … Continue reading

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5 Hints to Help Your Custom Job Go Smoothly

We just sent out our latest growth rings newsletter. Since different people get the newsletter than see the blog, I am posting the main story here. I knew a finisher in Culver City. He’s retired now. I thought was pretty … Continue reading

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James Krenov, Wood and Word Worker, Is Dead at 88 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

“James Krenov, a renowned cabinetmaker and something of a philosopher who wrote lyrically about his craft and his reverence for the subtleties of wood, died Sept. 9 in Fort Bragg, Calif. He was 88. “Behind the shaping and the teaching, … Continue reading

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CBS Evening News

Admittedly, we are craftspeople, not economists, but we are small business owners, so here we are talking about changes we are seeing in our business. Hoping for a quicker than predicted recovery for everyone. Watch it here on the CBS … 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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Wood and Records: A Timeless Paring

Custom entertainment centers are a staple project for a cabinet maker. Hiding televisions, though now less intrusive with flatscreens, and audio equipment is a common priority for refining the decor of a home. Through this little window into what people … Continue reading

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Talking about Art, Craft, Sustainable and Healthy Furniture

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The Westside Tavern

We are excited to finish another exciting commercial job, the Westside Tavern. Open for business and serving delicious food in a beautiful setting designed by PlescowRael. It is conveniently located under the Landmark Theaters. We built the reception desk and … 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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What does your client want? A sticker or something?

A recent project using FSC/NAUF Anegre was much easier to source. Not too many years ago, in 2006, I spent hours sourcing FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) walnut plywood for architect, David Hertz‘s Panel House. Vendors either had no idea what … Continue reading

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