Love Bench

Love benches are the perfect spot to sit, reflect and enjoy.

Perfect for two love benches add a beautiful accent to any patio, entryway or porch. Love Benches come in many styles and wood choices and start at $300. to order a  Love bench select a photo, wood type and theme. E-mail me @ wilhem13@gmail.com bench-steel-woodbench-steel-wood20160301_174232IMG_0625IMG_0621IMG_06171456168719857img_0914-editbenchone_wsIMG_0419_MG_5618_2

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Recent Projects.

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Star octahedron in maple Table 
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                                   Hidden Shelves

 

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Star Octahedron Sculpture
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Octahedron in Tiny Table
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Tetrahedron Tiny Table
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Black Star
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Hyperbolic paraboloid table.

 

Year in review.

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, ONE CRAFTSMAN

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.

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20160914_185551Starting with a Chilean/Argentine Mesquite tree milled by Todd Langford, I set out to create a complete collection.

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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.

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Urban Organics– October 7th at 6:00 pm

Featuring: Joe Holdren, Scott Woodward and Myself

The Icehouse 

Arts Organization
Address: 429 W Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

 

 

 

Building Bridges!

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 Bridge.

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.

Inspiration from Kinderhook,NY

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Building a bridge on dry land.

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.

Urban Lumber!

‘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.

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