After working on old beat-up saw horses, and an old war torn piece of plywood for several months, i finally decided that maybe, just maybe I might need a decent workbench to do my various projects on. This is the journey to my new work platform for my projects you see above.
Every once in awhile I start to glue a a few pieces of wood together and let the result help me decide what I'll actually make out of it. Such is the case with this candle holder. It started with three old antique pieces of pine left over from a number of old shelves I tore out of my house when I first moved in.
Sometimes a project is a result of an idle mind, sometimes it's to see if I can stretch a bunch of wood scraps. In the case of this tray it was to see what I could do with some leftover maple, some oak dowels, and some 2" pine stock.
Sometimes you need to build something useful and decorative just to see where you can take it. In this case I decided to make a stylized decorative tray for my own personal use. Normally I make trays for others so this time I took a few chances because I knew the end user well.
My latest design "Suicide Squid" is now available in a few of my store fronts including my Red Bubble Store, my Threadless Store, and my TeePublic Store front. Sometimes the idea for a parody idea is hard to hold back and you just have to run with it. Or at least I do.
Sometimes you start with a simple sketch for something you might want to build. In this case I felt the need to make a bigger coffee for my living room, but at the same time I wanted it to be a little more detailed and creative than the simple ones that you can find in any furniture store.
My latest design "Dark Pool Swimming School" with is now available on a number of different products over in my Zazzle and Red Bubble store fronts. This design is based upon my Creepy Pool Boy illustration.
My latest design "Tailgate Gear" is up and running in my Zazzle store front, Sometimes you just need to make a design that speaks to you on a deeper level. Okay. So I came up with the idea while I was grilling yesterday.