Monthly Archives: June 2010

New Projects and a Trip to NY

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There are several new projects in the works right now. I’m making 6 Manhattan design tables with unique features. I got hold of some tractor paint today so I’ll probably make a John Deere green table along with a vintage Caterpillar yellow table. And a polished console table with a metal top. I just found somebody local that has a plasma CNC machine which can precision cut letters, or anything for that matter. So I am going to try cutting METRO on a metal top, and possibly an all metal NY table which I am pretty excited about. It would be big letters that would work as separate side tables, or combined to make a coffee table.

Hopefully next month I’m going to NY, for the first time I might add. Might be there for a week checking out the city, as well as marketing my wife’s bridal line. Can’t wait to go!

New Design Ideas

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I’ve been feeling inspired lately and have been coming up with new design ideas all day long, maybe 10 a day. So I decided that I need to start writing them down because I can’t remember them all! Don’t know how I’ll make all these designs, but it will be nice to refer to when I get some downtime. One idea I am really excited about is to make some lamps and lighting.

SJ Couture Bridal Collection

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I am happy to be part of an up and coming luxury bridal company. We did our first photo shoot this week and I snapped some behind the scenes shots. Should have the real photos in a couple weeks along with our website launch. Our designers Sim and Jeanne blew me away with their creations! It was truly amazing seeing the 11 dresses on our model Sarah. And the next collection is already in the works.

As well as my furniture company has done, I know this fashion line will dwarf it. But fear not, I will continue doing what I love!

If you are interested, feel free to contact me. All the gowns are made by hand, in house, and to order, with only the best fabric imported from European mills.

Here is a shot of the Victoria dress.

Ellis Coffee Table / Media Console

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This new creation has a thick mahogany top with a shellac finish. It measure 40″ w x 20″ d x 18″ t and weighs a little over 100 lbs. The cabinet has two doors with cast iron latches, and is enclosed all the way around by a cloverleaf screen. Other features include a dark vintage patina on the steel, lots of iron rivets, 6″ cast iron casters, and a small hole inside the cabinet for A/V wiring if you want to use it for that. This piece is designed to function as coffee table or a TV stand with room for components below.

Priced at $1150

Ellis Coffee Table

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This design is based on my media console, just in a coffee table size (40″ w x 20″ d x 18″ t). It would also make a cool tv stand. It has 6″ heavy duty casters, a rich dark vintage patina on the steel, and aged gray oak for a top. Weighs around 100 lbs, but rolls around easily with the casters. I’ll be making some different versions of this, like enclosing the bottom shelf, using mahogany, and making one 50″ wide. Priced at $895, this piece can also be customized to suit your needs.