This is a music cabinet I built for my friends Galen and Glenda. Our friendships go back to our days in college. This is a cabinet they commissioned for the graduation of one of their daughters.
This is a Wet Bar in Walnut with an onyx top.
Here is a Pedestal Table in Cherry.
There are two sets for this table-One with Walnut and Maple pieces on Brass bases.
When you think of time passing on a calendar -what image comes to mind? For me I've always seen the names of each month floating in a circle in space. The names are always counterclockwise and the view is from the Spring or early Summer.
I have no idea why I have this image, but that is what's in my mind when I take a mental glance at the calendar. So that puts us just past the bottom of the picture. Here in the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti area, summer means many of the students have left the campuses at the University of Michigan ,Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan, and except for the Wednesday through Saturday of the third week in July otherwise know as the Ann Arbor Art Fair ..this is a quiet time in these towns.
Summer the last few years has also mean a bit of a slow down for commission work for me and an increase in maintenance work around our 100 plus year old house.
I will also be starting work on a King sized Bed that will be built in Ebonized Oak
As work gets underway on these new pieces I'm taking just moment to review the last six months work:
This cabinet will also be heading West-This one to Stockton Ca. Bold Art Deco features here are based on a guitar the owner has.
This cabinet will go to Arizona and has a slight variation in the apron and will incorporate the G-F Cleff Brass pull.
This summer however the commissions are going to be keeping me busy. I just finished 6 months of work on some significant commissions and projects including a large Walnut Wet Bar, a Cherry Pedestal Table, a Chess Ensemble and a Sheet Music Cabinet in a older period style.
I have barely been able to sweep things up before setting work on two more music cabinets. These new cabinets will be heading to Arizona and California respectively.
I made this chess ensemble for my Twin brother Larry for our 55th Birthday. A set of nickles from 1959 are inlaid into the table.
The whole Michigan wing of the "Young" family headed back to Grand Forks for a visit with the North Dakota crew.
We traveled in two vans-one contained two pieces of furniture I made.