Friday, January 29, 2010

Our New Table Design- Saw horse Table

Hello, sorry that there hasn't been any posts in a while. This one should make up for it. This is our NEW design- I am so thrilled with it (I didn't have my camera with me today so these shots are taken from my phone so they are not the best) I couldn't wait to share.

This piece is made from 100% recycled timber and there is a blend of Kauri and Rimu. The design is something that we have wanted to do for a while as the 'trestle' table has been voguish of late- This is more of a saw horse interpretation- I feel that this marries in with our over all ideas and feel.

I can't stop staring at it... She's a beauty!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ecological Outdoor Furniture

This is a design that we have been working on and off for the last three months. We wanted to do an outdoor table, purely because we like this timber called Vitex. Vitex is directly marketed against other hardwood timbers such as Kwila as is comes from a sustainable source. 

I like it as it ages gracefully in the elements and ends up a beautiful silver tone and refrains from giving you splinters. The design itself uses stainless steel hinges allowing the pieces to be folded down compacted for storage. The Vitex dose have a wonderful hard quality to it and has a life expectancy of approximately 40 years, mainly used in decking we look forward to using this ecological product more and more.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Our New Butcher Blocks

After moving into our new house we were really struggling for bench space, we have always made butcher blocks in the past, but this one is a slightly different design. We had one like it when we grew up on the farm and  I have always wanted one. The castors give it a semi- industrial spin and the handle harks to 'high school science block'. I am just thrilled with it so I thought I would share.