Latest Project 2 tables called “Shannon” and “Gauss”

December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

We just finished 2 tables for our client in MD. “Shannon” and “Gauss”.

Shannon is blonde maple:

Gauss is made with reclaimed pine bowling lane wood. The top is ebony, and the bottom unit of apron and legs are a deep brown:

In the pictures you can see craftsman Adam, here’s what he writes about creating these tables.

Gauss, a yellow pine table, was once part of a bowling lane in the Adirondak mountains of upstate New York. I selected an 8′ length, reinforced the underside with steel and then sanded the surfaces. Given the weight of the table I designed a leg frame with cross and diagonal bracing to withstand all forces. The tabletop was stained with ebony and the legs received a brown walnut color. I applied 3 coats of a dull rub finish all around, hand applied and polished in a traditional New England fashion.

Shannon was built from locally harvested maple. I buy all my domestic hardwoods from a mill a few miles from my parents farm in the upper Catskill mountains of upstate. My brother is a blacksmith, a craftsman as well, and I commissioned him to make a set of steel braces which I used to reinforce the slab legs. This table has very smooth, clean lines and to maintain that the braces are completely hidden within the wood. I left the natural wood color and hand coated the table with semi-gloss polyurethane.

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Contemporary Pine Table and 2 benches

October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s been awhile since my last post, we’ve been busy with various projects around the city, and I’m please to welcome Sasha, an excellent woodworker, to the team.
Here are some pics of a rustic contemporary pine table and two benches.

Check out our new ordering site on Custommade.com

October 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

http://custommade.com/by/homestead

Update/Homestead Store Construction

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hi Everyone, I haven’t updated the blog in awhile what with preparing the shop for opening, and fulfilling orders, things have been busy busy busy. But in a good way. Right now there are two people working on the storefront. Our plans for it are beautiful, I hope we can pull it off. Right now it’s just the bare shell.

Some pics coming soon. Remember, send all emails with questions to homesteadwood@gmail.com

Susan

A video with tips on caring for your table, by dylan, and a new table.

March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8eUfJp6TIo

 



Thank God it’s starting to get warmer

March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

I was dying for a second. It seemed like it would never get warm. But I had a realization, love and beauty are the only things that really matter. lol it sounds so cliche, but I have a love of beautiful things, and qualities in things and people. That’s what I fixate upon. I was reading up on Axel Vervoordt’s website, and he really has a lot to say which resonates with me. Check him out. He’s my idol.

Susan

A new day

March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Working on unloading debris from the store

Dylan finishing up a table

Some interesting pics I took around the city

Some beautiful reclaimed pieces of wood

 

 

 

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