The Big One Barrio Gran Reserva.
This hand built gem was a collaboration between Wendy Gruber (owner of Barrio)
and I, the Walnut is so rich and chocolate you could eat it. Provided by Tom winkler.
The old favorite Grand avenue Pizza CO.
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Aside from being a great Pizza maker, Carson Wheeler is a fine wood aficionado,
and repeat offender. These new table tops feature mesquite from wine glass bar sawmill,
and some old diner booths.
Far from home spring in New York
The Hudson Valley is a magical place that has attracted artist for centuries, do to its beauty, its serenity and bridges. This is a bridge I built with wood found on the property, I also found time to build a few commissioned pieces, and do a few installations…
Courtesy of Lyle Trued and matthew gamble…and the always amazing uncle TEE.
High design in an unlikely spot SouthWest truck driver training.
When Sean Williams of southwest approached me, I could tell he was ready to transform a space, Great designs, impeccable wood selection and a conference table for a boss.
Showing Off Urban Organics at the IceHouse
With the Help of amazing artist Joe Holdren and Scott Woodward we ascended on the Icehouse Phoenix with an Epic showing of Furniture, Abstract Paintings and ceramic sculpture. Thanks, to amazing friends and patrons this show was amazing.
The bread and Butter.
At the end of the day my bread and butter are sales from Zinnias on melrose,
Cartwheels Gallery in Cottonwood and Commissions from Clients new and old.
It keeps the designs fresh and evolving and good clients give me great pleasure.
Thank, you all for making my year amazing.
ONE TREE is a collection of furniture made from a single Mesquite Tree.
The “ONE TREE” collection will be on display at Ice House Phoenix, during Urban Organics.
Starting with a Chilean/Argentine Mesquite tree milled by Todd Langford, I set out to create a complete collection.
This collection will include:
A living room set- side table, coffee table, 2 end tables, and 2 tiny tables.
A patio set- bench, 2 end tables, and a patio bar.
This wood is deeply figured and unique, the colors and grains show though in a vivid manner. The pieces within each set are cut so you can see where in each slab they came from.
Urban Organics– October 7th at 6:00 pm
Featuring: Joe Holdren, Scott Woodward and Myself
Three months ago I was asked to sketch up a few designs for the Buttes and see about building a few new tables for their patio. They liked what I presented. After a few meetings and conversations I started the build out. Working with some local saw mills (and one in Oregon), I set out to find the perfect wood. I chose many varieties: Black Acacia, three types of Mesquite, White Ash, Arizona Elm, Oregon Cottonwood, Maple, Grenadino, and Aleppo Pine. Next, I set out to design the bases, using 1 1/2 and 2″ square tube steel with wood inserts, one adjustable. I trussed them in four unique ways using some custom iron, antique fence pieces, some bar stock and some unique craftsmanship. Each table base is its own while following a common theme, so they match without being the same. For the wood, I used some live edge and free forms, as well as cut some square. By following the nature in each piece, the tops formed themselves into color and shape, contrast that gives the pieces even more dimension. The rustic, clean look fits well with the modern restaurant architecture set in rocks amidst a cactus garden. Being given so much artistic freedom this project embodies the Industrial Craftsman style.
‘What is Urban Lumber?’ you may ask… Think of all the unique and interesting trees people grow here in the Valley. Then think about all the downed trees you see during monsoon season, when someone has to remove a tree because of where it’s growing. Where do these trees go? To the dump? To the mulch or compost farm? Why not to a local saw mill where they can be turned into lumber? On my quest for new and different wood for a project, I found three sources of just that, lumber made from trees that grew in the city. Imagine all the exotic hardwoods you could ever want grown right near home, no more cutting down the rainforest or national park near you, and the hardwoods are amazing. I found Maple (from Oregon), Arizona Ash, Elm, Cottonwood, Black Acacia, and four types of Mesquite so different in color that it’s hard to believe they were the same type of tree. Talk about sustainable Local, Handmade, furniture built from renewable and beautiful wood.