Friday, September 13, 2013

New 5' Waltham Bench w/ Thin Crest Rail

This is a design that I have wanted to do for a long while now and I was lucky enough to get an order for one and then another order for the same bench and two matching arm chairs to go with it. Below are some shots before painting.  The black bench is very pretty but hard to photograph. Some of the details come out a little better when the bench is in its raw state.  This bench was delivered today to the New York side of Lake Champlain.  It was kind of a wild ride on the ferry crossing. see video below.

the bench in place in its new home. the new owner tells me that the chairs will be replaced to go better with the new table and bench. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

All Work and No Play? Settee Delivery and Sailing

I recently delivered this 6' Cod Rib Settee to a very nice house on Lake Memphramegog in Vermont. 
I was happy to be able to take advantage of being in that part of Vermont with a sail with Paul Donio and his wife Heidi on their very nice little cruiser, Evo.  Paul and Heidi showed me a very relaxing time on the lake,  away from the shop.   Paul is also a furniture maker and we are both members of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.  The Guild is a group of about 30 juried members who while being professionals and competitors also manage to enjoy each others company.  More than making furniture, most of us share a lifestyle that we have chosen and worked hard to make work.  Many of us share, creativity, perseverance, love of figuring things out, stubbornness,  cantankerousness in some cases (no names).  Anyway, we always have a lot to talk about when we get together. You can visit our website at

Cod Rib Settee all ready to go in my van the night before delivery.  ( I put blankets on it right after this show so that it would not get cold.)

The settee in its new home.

Tim and Paul after a good sail.
Paul and Heidi 

Looking into Canada from Vermont.
 Enjoy the beginning of fall,