DESIGN SHADOW: OLD SCHOOL FURNITURE MAKING

I spent the day on the road traveling around the valley to various furniture workers that I am using on some projects. The purpose of the visits were to inspect the quality of the work, answers questions of the fabricators and just plain see how the furniture is coming along. It is a very exciting thing …

CUSTOM CHAIR CARVING REVIEW

I received in the mail a package of wood carvings today. This is the best kind of mail! These carvings are submittals for the crown of a designed chair going into a historically sensitive remodel. This chair is modeled after a Victorian  – Eastlake movement – antique. I have written a previous blog on a …

CHINA MILLWORK INSPECTION

Today I am in Dongguan China; a city about 2 hours north of Hong Kong. I am visiting a woodworking manufacturer called Decca who has a partnership with Imperial Woodworking based out of Chicago, IL.  I am here to inspect work being produced for a project that I am working on.  The day was full …