From the Studio — handmade

A Trailer in the True Sense of the Word

Back in day, movie trailers came out after the film was released; hence la palabra 'trailer'. Now they come out 2 years before;) so really there all teasers...

Anyways...just realized I never shared the Teaser Video from my ReCreation Exhibition in spring.

Well even though it's over it'll 'tease' you if you never got to see it;)

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Shop Secrets: The Drill Gauge Dust Fan

Today I'm sharing a legendary shop secret that I use at least a few times a week. I forget who and where I attained this golden tip, but I know it's used around the world. My hunch is that an inventive Mexican thought of this;)

Whenever there is a need to drill a certain depth you can either use the (guessing) force or go out an buy a drill press. Here's and ingeniously cheap solution that only requires a slice of tape.


Ceasar Dining Tables

Just planted the first of my new line of table designs at City Life in Brea, CA. It is a dining table made of 'sun tanned' poplar with steel lags that I decided to call the Ceasar.

It's named after my amigo who commissioned it first as a custom order last summer. He wanted something that looked and felt like, "the Last Supper if it was in Manhattan". I love design challenge riddles like that. So we carefully chose some...

Free Christmas Tree: The Hard Way

In days of old, you could take a walk to the nearest woods - chop down a nice tree - then take it back to the homestead for decorating. This year I did a 21st century twist on this ancient technique that makes the old way seem almost convenient.

I made a tree out of old shipping pallets...

Oh the possibilities (and danger) that lurk within a stack of these...