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When a Bed Transforms Into a Chair

When a Bed Transforms Into a Chair

  Its always struck me as peculiar that humans can’t imagine a second use for furniture. A bedhead is a bedhead and a chair is a chair. Once each has outlived its usefulness as one item it has no other use. I wanted to challenge this notion. For me when I see fine cabinetmaking in good materials, I want to save that prior effort. One one hand recycling old furniture can be about...

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Sideboard Restoration.

Sideboard Restoration.

So a while back a friend donated an old sideboard to me from their shed. It was broken; the top was missing, the back was a patchwork of crappy fixes, and most depressingly someone had once tried to restore the lacquer, badly. (I really need to start taking photos of the before state) But it was an antique, at least in the modern sense. When I look for furniture I’m always looking for...

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Gustav Vasmer Resurrection

Gustav Vasmer Resurrection

Cabinetmaking Attempt #2: So after making my first attempt at cabinetmaking on the (Compagnie Concordia Box) I wanted to try something a little more challenging. I had the whole keyboard assembly from Gustav Vasmer Upright Piano circa later 1800’s or early 1900’s. Made in Berlin. I salvaged as much as I could from this piano as it has beautiful Walnut Burl veneer. Its amazing it...

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The Resurrection of an Unwanted Piano

The Resurrection of an Unwanted Piano

Compagnie Concordia: Berlin. I guess this started with a desire to try my hand at cabinetmaking. The desire has always been there however access to a workshop and tools seems to have eluded me for most of my adult life. This ‘Chest’ is one of the end products of a journey that started 2 years ago. When I started thinking of this project I decided to use, wherever possible, recycled materials....

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Chekechani

Chekechani

Not much is known of African gods and goddesses in the west, When I visited Lake Malawi in 2006 I wanted to find out more about the myths and religions of the place. However this turned out to be much harder then I thought.  These myths are being lost. So, many years later as I was playing around with all the fantastic photos I shot in this part of the world I did some research.  I must say...

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