Every once in a while, I'll get a request for something
different. Like the time we were at my hunting buddy's
duck club. Well, we had a few too many adult beverages
and I agreed to make a conference table out of a redwood
slab for a mutual friend. He saw the table I had made for
the duck clubhouse and wanted a huge one for his office.
No problem, says I in a somewhat slurred voice. Damn, now
I had to find a piece of wood. I eventually found a
beautiful piece of wood. It was a cut taken out of the
butt section of an old growth tree that was salvaged out
of Big River. It was sixteen feet long, six feet wide and
four inches thick. I made six legs that copied the style
of an antique pool table.
The big table you see
here is a result of that first one. I built it for a
client who sat at the conference table and wanted one for
his new home in Manhattan Beach, California. That piece
of wood came from Eureka.
The coffee table was
something I built for my son. The poor guy needed
furniture when he moved away from home.
While doing a massive
remodel on an ocean front home in Little River, the
client wanted something special for a few of his interior
doors. My daughter and I came up with a few designs and
etched them onto glass doors. He wanted something that
reminded him of his wife's home and his adopted country ~