I was asked to design and build wooden sake trays for a new Japanese restaurant The client asked for something a little more rustic than what they were using. My first prototype was too big and too rustic, and it did not have an under cut on the bottom edge so it could be easily picked up. The second prototype had the right form but I did not have a good solution for making the holes in the top to receive the glasses. The third prototype, that was approved by the client, was made from a top piece of rough walnut and a smooth, rectangular bottom piece of walnut. I drilled three holes in the top piece to receive the glasses. The two pieces were glued together to make the final form.
November 15, 2014
November 8, 2014
I was asked to build a frame to hold an antique Japanese door next to the bar in a new Japanese Restaurant. The frame is constructed from oak to be durable as it will be in a high circulation area. The door is held in a rabbet in the oak frame. The frame is held together by attaching it to a torsion box above and below the door.
November 1, 2014
We have 2 closets in our basement that had no shelving. I thought about installing flat pieces of plywood as shelves but the span of 48 inches was too much for that. I cut the plywood into 2 and a half inch strips and turned them on edge. I made runners on each end of the strips to hold them on edge to form shelves. This had great structural integrity and can easily hold 500 lbs or 230 kg.