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Featured work for 2012

Custom Entertainment Cabinet in Spalted Maple and Walnut

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During the summer and fall of 2013, I built this credenza, or entertainment cabinet, using  solid walnut and the air-dried  sugar maple lumber from one of the 300 year old trees. The most challenging thing about building this piece was supporting the heavy top with the four angled side posts. The cabinet essentially has two […]

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The Box That Saved My Marriage

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There’s the score card from a round of golf played with your brother and dad, a guitar pick, and a rock. A business card, a spring, and the handful of change from your pocket. All of it looks like nothing much to me, but if I throw any of it away, I’ll be in big […]

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Sculpted, Live-Edge Mirrors in Sugar Maple

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The mirrors are framed with thick beams of sugar maple carved and shaped to mimic attributes in nature. A series of pegs poking up like sticks, shelves like mushrooms growing from the sides, and little drawers with peep holes small enough for wrens. These are the beautiful functions carved into the frames of the new […]

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AP’s 2013 Show Season

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Stop in and visit our booth. We hope to see you at one of our shows! Brookside Art Annual May 3, 4, and 5 Kansas City, Missouri Broad Ripple Art Fair May 17 and 18 Indianapolis, Indiana Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts August 17 and 18 Oconomowoc, Wisconsin The Plaza Art Fair September 20, 21 […]

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Wounds in Wood

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Pictured here is a piece of walnut-dyed ash from a round coffee table, and if you look close at the darkest part of the marking, you’ll see the glint of a nail head. It was hammered into the tree however many years ago, creating a wound. The insects and bugs suddenly gained access to the […]

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Kathy’s Coopered Jewelry Armoire

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  The art of coopering takes what would be a flat surface and gives it the ability to move and roll. It dates back over 4,000 years, the word coming from a lower Saxon word, “kuper”, signifying one who constructs tubs, barrels and similar items. A cooper back in the colonial days was a highly […]

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5 Tips for a Great Wood Finish

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Finishing a piece takes about one-third of the total time it takes to build a piece. That’s a lot of time. It’s easy to underestimate how long the finish process will take, and easy to rush a beautiful piece of furniture to its end simply because you can’t stand waiting for the oil to dry. […]

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Saving Baby Turtles

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Last summer my kids and I stumbled on a band of baby turtles crossing a bridge. They were about the size of quarters, flat as crepes, and covered from head to toe in gritty sand. They had obviously hatched on one side of the road, in the sandy shoulder along the bridge’s edge, and were […]

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The Story of Pat’s Fireplace Mantle

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The distance between Pat’s living room and Dan’s woodshop is over 600 miles, the tree used for her piece was 360 years old, and the wood dried for over 10 years. The result: a custom fireplace mantle for Pat’s home. Last weekend, Dan delivered the mantle to Kansas City, Missouri, where he met Pat and […]

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What’s in Your Hands?

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With the dawn of the digital era comes a new phenomenon: the ability to make money several times off a piece of art work that is done one time. The people who design the games, music, and media that can be downloaded at the touch of a button deserve to be compensated for what they […]

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