Jul
18
2010
0

2010 gallery piece underway

I’m designing a chair for the 2010 360SEE Gallery On the Wall/Floor show this fall.  I’m covering the chair with strips of used tire material.  I’m really excited about what my first material test revealed.  The texture is great and the material is actually soft… it should help create a really comfortable chair.

strips of used tire woven to form a comfortable surface

strips of used tire woven to form a comfortable surface

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Mar
20
2009
0

Cardboard table update

I have a deadline for this project now.  I’m going to be showing a few pieces in a Chicago gallery this summer.  More details on that later – after I sign contracts and stuff.

This week’s progress: The cardboard Conversation Table is now made of cardboard (with a high recycled content) and hardboard (made from compressed secondary wood fibers – formaldehyde-free, resin free).  It’s also now sandwiched between two protective layers that have a nice textured face.  This weekend I’m making new, final master templates for jigs to finalize processes with my guys.

Here are some photos of the new little section I made tonight to test all the changes:

Feb
20
2009
1

Updated Wall Shelf Prototype

I finally revisited this cardboard wall shelf.  I just simplified it – got rid of the huge middle block and updated the improved the mounting situation.

Jan
26
2009
2

Cardboard Conversation Table Prototypes

Still hashing out the details on this project.  I’ve been building table saw sleds and assembly jigs.  Getting closer to making these available soon.  I’ve got 4-5 of these in my shop that I wouldn’t feel comfortable selling yet.

Jan
06
2009
1

Solid Conversation Table Prototype

This first solid prototype was really exciting to see.  It’s exceptionally solid.  This table will be around for the next hundred years at least.  Making some needed improvements in the next prototype.  These will hopefully be available in a handful of standard colors, along with custom colors.  Also in the works is a version of this table made from a combination of local hardwoods: hickory, walnut, and oak.

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