Friday, September 23, 2011


I built a storage bed this summer and was asked if I could build an armoire to match it, thus comprising a bedroom set. I'd never built an armoire but it sounded like a great design challenge and a chance to stretch my skills so here it is. It's built from baltic birch with jatoba (Brazilian cherry) veneer and solid jatoba and rosewood. I really like the variety of tones in the wood.
Our friends Randy and Megan came over to help me take some good photographs of the piece. Randy taught me the power of a solid white background and proper shading in taking good photos, plus he brought over his nice camera and artistic eye. Thanks Randy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

storage bed with cabinet headboard

I built this bed with the storage drawers last summer for our friend Jen, who wanted to surprise her husband for their 10-year wedding anniversary. She asked me to build it without a headboard so that, down the road, she could have me build a cabinet-style headboard to go with it. Her husband Appie contacted me this summer and wanted to surprise Jen with the headboard for their 11th anniversary. So it took a year to put all together, but here it is. The bed is all solid cherry, and the headboard is plywood with cherry veneer.