SWTC: Breaker IC, Breaker IC. You got your ears on? This is SWTD I need a radio check. IC: loud and clear Good buddy.
SWTC: I need some shelves, PRONTO! IC:Ten-Four. Over and out.
All 10- c0de aside This is some amazing wood, and these are some beautiful shelves. The trucking school office features, Black Acacia, Maple, White Oak, and some cocobola for good measure. The brackets are Blue steel and the wood is silky smooth, lending a little warmth to each office.
Building Bridges from Phoenix to Brooklyn to Ghent.
In early spring I was Given an opportunity to travel to NYC, no real plans of what to do how to do it. So I packed some clothes, a few tools and a couple of journals and headed out. This is a long story so I will break it up into a few Blog post, Kinda Tarantino it up a little. So first up will be Ghent, I spent a month working on a small 1840’s farm house where I would Build a bridge, work on a bathroom and try and find a few commissions. It was a large property with a 1840’s farm house, 7 or so out buildings and a stream through the west side. Which brings us to part one…
The farm was the site of an old water powered saw mill, for the turbine powered mill they had build a sluice way, this created a fork in the stream, which created an “island” that would need a bridge. Using wood left over from when the saw mill was torn down, some found steel water pipes and some new steel I set off to build a bridge. The inspiration was from many places but, mostly a bridge crossing the Hudson near Kinderhook,NY.
Stream and a pile of wood.
Pile of wood
Inspiration from Kinderhook,NY
Stream and Matthews studio
Building a bridge on dry land.
Pile of wood
The stream and one piece at a time.
The Bridge is set.
Next in the series will be the farm, The Greater Hudson Museum of antiquated Farm equipment at Ghent, Why T is the man, and Industrial Craftsman Furniture East, also Known as Joe’s Garage.
Industrial Craftsman Furniture welcomes you to ICF East,Located in a 19th century barn of a farm house just outside of Hudson in Ghent New york. The house is on the site of a former water powered saw mill and old post office/polling station, with 7 out buildings and lots of Barn wood, Car parts and old farm equipment to work with. The destination drives design and creativity, from the creek that runs along the space, to the style of the house and outbuildings inspiration and creativity abound. The first three pieces have been created and I am ready for commissions until may 25th.
The first “tiny tables” across the Mississippi! $85 each $130 for saw blade table.
The studio AKA Joe’s Garage!
Since before it opened I have been partnering with Carson Wheeler of Grand ave Pizza Company. After finishing the original build out of two counters in the window, I have added a bench, curtain rod, and five new table tops outside. Carson also has an extensive collection of my furniture at his home in garfield. I am proud to be a part of so many small businesses in the community, so please Buy some Pizza. (it is really, really good).
In a town known for great mexican food one name stands above the rest, BARRIO.
Wendy Gruber and Chef Silvana not only make the best food you will eat this month but, they create a dining experience you will remember. It was a pleasure and a honor to work with these amazing and talented woman. Wendy who is quite handy had started the bar when an accident cut that short, I had been asked to do shelves and a bar top and would now finish where Wendy left off. We began with fine english walnut sawn on a chainsaw mill in a backyard in Oregon, Then together we designed the rough steel and warm wood bar, shelves and step. What ended up is an amazingly comfortable and elegant bar. Eat there ASAP you will not regret it.
Sometimes you find a client that just gets you, and you get them. When this happens it is amazing and the projects are not only Beautiful, but creative and fun. I have been doing projects at Matt and sarah’s for a few years now and its really starting to tie together. Featured Is a built in BBQ with wooden doors and a concrete countertop, A 12′ redwood table, A tv cases that opens and closes, a shade for his boat, a custom shade over BBQ and a handmade hood for the smoker. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.