Far overdue update... we're almost there!

I'm trying to get more photos showing the process of creating a piece of furniture, and I still don't think I'm doing a very good job of it. Still lots of room for improvement!! The furniture is pretty much staged in our showroom, and we're working on a sign for the front and a sign to put on the street as well. People have to be able to find us easily.

Besides sawing awesome Hawaiian lumber, Miles of Waimanalo Wood is also a talented welder/metalworker. He has a plasma cutter and some scrap 1/8" steel, and he used my plywood templates as stencils. Miles makes it look so easy in this timelapse. Thanks Miles!

This is a simple refurbishment of a side table. The top was a very boring piece of particleboard, so it needed to be jazzed up. I had a spare piece of cherry plywood and was just given a few scraps of cherry trim, so a cherry top made sense. Since my scraps weren't quite long enough for the sides, I had to put two pieces on each short side. You can see it here! The end result is pretty much the same as having a solid piece of cherry.

This is a simple refurbishment of a side table. The top was a very boring piece of particleboard, so it needed to be jazzed up. I had a spare piece of cherry plywood and was just given a few scraps of cherry trim, so a cherry top made sense. Since my scraps weren't quite long enough for the sides, I had to put two pieces on each short side. You can see it here! The end result is pretty much the same as having a solid piece of cherry.


Next, we've got a little piece of monkeypod art I've been working on. I used Flexcut gouges to make the crater, which centers around the knot. Knots remind me of topographical maps, and that inspiration was the basis of this piece. Imagining that the knots are a two-dimensional illustration of a three-dimensional crater. 

I stained this beautiful piece of mango with ebony, and now I have no idea what to do with it. I love the way it looks though! Ideas encouraged. 

I stained this beautiful piece of mango with ebony, and now I have no idea what to do with it. I love the way it looks though! Ideas encouraged. 

Thats it for now, thanks for reading! -Danny

Daniel Ovryn