The inspiration for these custom speaker cabinets was the Chris Craft motorboats that were popular on Puget Sound.
Materials used were Honduran and Sapele Mahogany, Maple. Hand-rubbed oil finish
Hello! I want to start this blog post by expressing my gratitude to my community. Without the assistance of so many talented and supportive people this website would not be possible.
First, a shout out to Brittanie at My Design Assistant. She has been a guide, a coach a counselor and a web designer. Brittanie asked provocative questions that helped me pinpoint details about my brand, products and clients. She distilled my responses and developed a prototype that captured exactly what I hoped to achieve. Her approach is professional, efficient and friendly.
Next, my niece Kelsey is the artist who designed and created the Knotty Woodworking logo/signage. I love her ability to communicate such a rich design using minimal elements. She incorporated the mountains in the Bend skyline along with a Juniper Tree to elicit the exact sense of place I was looking to create with my logo. Her choices of font, color and border pull all the pieces together into a cohesive image that is striking.
Lastly, my appreciation for the makers at the and owners at the DIYCave. This community of craftspeople inspires me with their creativity and skills. My woodworking journey is so much richer for their encouragement and assistance.
The grain flows connecting the tops and drawer fronts. Symmetry flow through book-matched juniper drawer handles reflecting its opposites’ mirror image.
Juniper wood has both unequaled diversity and unreliable consistency. The swirling grains and exquisite knots remind me of melting sundaes with tones of cream, chocolate and caramel. Most woodworkers avoid juniper because it’s notorious for its holes, cracks and inexplicable voids.
Slatted shelving, drawer design, and use of local materials choice complete the simple yet elegant rustic piece with refined character.
Materials: Live-edge juniper tops and drawer fronts with aqua diamond-dyed epoxy inlay inset with jasper heart and gravel. Walnut accent splits the two -layered top and divides the drawer fronts
Hand-made wooden utensils are a great gift for Summer weddings or for the cooking enthusiast
Peter describes woodworking as both therapy and gift in recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). “I’ve grown more patient and pay more attention to details since my concussions. Sanding and polishing wood is a fitting metaphor for TBI recovery. Time and effort are rewarded as slowly the wood’s inner subtleties emerge. My skills grow, positive traits return and confidence returns.”
The phoenix, a mythical bird that is consumed by flames then reborn from the ashes of its demise resonates; symbolic of my journey.
Peter lives in Bend Oregon and has roots in the PNW; growing up in Western Washington. He uses the wild-caught Juniper from Central Oregon. His creations include guitar stands, and outdoor furniture with indoor craftsmanship.
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