Great find this morning - behind a stack of cherry lumber
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Also first good pics of these three walnut pieces with amazing river views. My first oversized mirror. This set in walnut/console pair was designed by super talented Winter Park designer Rob Turner, of Phil Kean Designs. Although I typically design the bulk of our pieces, after seeing the results, maybe I should "delegate" a bit more.
This afternoon finally got a few decent pics of the maple dining table we made a year or so ago. All the windows with stunning river views (and natural light) wreak havoc for photography each time i attempt.
Quite amazing that we have an skilled experienced builder of Phil Kean's Way Cool Homes right here in North Alabama. Several in progress now. Maybe something to tour by Spring or so??
7:10 am Stopped by to do final inspection of several beautiful custom pieces we made for Progress Bank. Adjusted some feet to level a piece, wiped a little dust here and there. I found Bank President Andy Mann shining Apples in prep for the banks first day to be open.
In addition to some beautiful local walnut benches, coffee and side tables, there's an amazing walnut check writing console and a 14' long single slab conference table. Hopefully posting pics soon.
We've been working on this one all year. Working the the Museum's directors and top notch design and install teams from DC have been an educational experience. We made seating out of Alabama's best local hardwoods: Walnut, maple, oak, cherry and sassafras. We departed towing a trailer full of 35 pieces at 3:00am.
To say things were hectic down there is an understatement. They had several large crews working 13 hour days, half hour lunch, 7dpw! It was crunch time, with the Governor's visit planned for the next week.
I look forward to seeing the entire project complete during the upcoming grand opening next month.
I've enjoyed working with the newest of Chiong Chen's hires in the art department this year. Aaron Tennessee Benson is quite amazing, talented, immersed. Aaron's sculpture/certamics students used some of our cut-offs for the assignment of making a piece of functional furniture. Intriguing to see just what the students came up with, their description of their objectives, where they hit and missed, then Aaron's critique.