Sunday, April 26, 2009


I am off in Thailand with my son, wife and new daughter, who we are in the process of adopting. It is an interesting country. Very tropical and friendly. It would be nice to speak the language as that is the main barrier to getting a better sense of the place. We are almost through the adoption process. We visited a furniture factory one day. The pictured logs are teak and rosewood from right to left. The woman in the purple shirt is cutting mother of pearl inlay with a small bow-saw. The man carving is working a project of deep relief carving that will take him 6 months or so. the rosewood table and chairs feature the inlayed mother of pearl. The boat is one of many very interesting craft to be seen on the Chao Praya river in Bangkok. Most are wooden and they all see to go very fast.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Finished Hunt Table

Here are a few shots of the Hunt Table all finished. It really is a pretty table. It has so many different looks with both leaves down, one down, or both up. Click to see more photos of this table on my website.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Off to Ireland

Finally, today is the day that all of this furniture left my shop and started its journey to Ireland. One drop leaf dining table, one 6' settee, eight Tall Waltham arm chairs, and two Grand Waltham Arm chairs.
The shipper actually arrived alone. One
person. So for two and a half hours we wrapped and taped to get the work ready for the ride. Usually shippers will send two or three movers to load things up. He was lucky I was available to help. Loading that dining table alone would have been interesting.
Well, now I have a shop with a lot of extra space. Hopefully, everything will make it to Ireland safely. If not, I may have to go for a working holiday.