New artisans of the week
Help me welcome to some of the newest CustomMade members for this week!
“This treehouse, located in Dover, Massachusetts, is nestled 15 feet up in a large old oak tree. The tree house was attached using methods that allow for tree growth and movement. The square, hinged windows were recycled from the main house on the property and the arched windows were salvaged from a historic mansion in Nantucket. The balusters around the deck were cut from small trees on the property. Other elements of whimsy and playfulness, such as the dutch door, bucket pulley system, and crooked lines of cedar roof shingles, were incorporated throughout the project.” “Wooden Hammer specializes in making your home more comfortable–improving the space you live in–through complete renovations, small alterations, or building custom furniture and cabinetry.”
“This unique, one-of-a-kind Parrot Design adirondack chair will turn some heads!! It features a curved back and bottom of the chair for extra comfort. The front part of the chair is also curved for additional comfort behind knees. Extra wide arms are wide enough to hold a dinner plate or a laptop computer. Cupholder is included. The back slats are tall enough to comfortably rest your head. Wood used is cypress. Perfect wood for outdoor furniture for all climates. Highly rot resistant and humidity tolerant material. All screws are plugged with wooden pegs for added aesthetic appearance. All hardware is stainless steel. Price: $450 (Painted). You may choose your colors!”
“Four planks of glowing pink-orange madrone leaned against the wall at Gilmer–perfect sandstone colors and patterns for a design that sprang from landforms of the desert southwest. And in a back room, a billet of orange-brown Honduran Rosewood with rich black stripes shone among its more muted companions. I thought I had it made–so often finding the right wood is the biggest hurdle. How wrong I was: the mesa shaped sides wanted dovetails that curved and tapered, yet left vertical interior surfaces in which to nest the trays. Even my god-like teachers and mentors had not seen joinery like that–they wished me luck. Thankfully luck smiled, and this is among my favorite pieces; intensely challenging to make but serene and touchable when complete. Many other woods would look beautiful (though giving different personalities): bay laurel, pear, koa, euro ash, Cuban mahogany, yew, and others. Admittedly a couple of these would be desperately difficult, showing the tiniest mistakes–but then so did the madrone!”
“3/8” thick tempered glass panels wrap around the stainless steel construction of the stair. The stairs are 1” thick laminated glass. A brush finish was applied to all the stainless steel. It was installed into a completed home.” “If it can be made out of metal, chances are that Foreman Fabricators, Inc. has either made it or can figure out how to make it. Since 1959, this St. Louis-based company has been creating and manufacturing just about any metal component a customer desires. From fabrication and finishing to installation, Foreman Fabricators has an innovative solution for you!”