Author Archives: reinhardt3@bellsouth.net

Upholstered Chair Restoration

Circa 1940 chairs arrived in our studio in desperate need of repair.  The first step was to remove all of the original seat springs, webbing, and horse hair cushions.  Next the chairs were taken apart and joints rebuilt as needed.  … Continue reading

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Walnut Slab coming soon…

Black Walnut slab, locally harvested. More details to follow…..

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Reposting from Woodshop News

Ten things you should never say to an artist or craftsman: 1. Can you do this for free? It will be a great promotion for you. 2. That painting looks just like the one my mom downloaded from the internet. … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update December 18

Cabinets above counter tops are now installed. Next, trim out and make box for over the range hood.

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Kitchen Update: lower carcass construction

Lower boxes are built and installed. This week the existing microwave and original cabinet shown in the photo will be removed to make room for the new range hood (argh, more demolition……will it ever end??)

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Island Update: Cookbook shelf installed

Last night George helped install the cookbook shelf for the island, But he wants to know where the Chef put the Dogwart’s book of Gourmet Cooking? For those that want to know: the shelves are Walnut, one coat of tinted … Continue reading

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Island Update: Bread board end attached

After 2 coats of General Finishes Enduro-var to the bottom the bread board ends were attached.  Spring joint with glue in the middle and pins at the ends. This type of joint should minimize chances of the top splitting.

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Kitchen Island

This is a glimpse of our kitchen, and yes for those of you that requested more photos of George he has made another cameo appearance. The goal is to get the island done in 3 weeks. Ready, set, go……….  

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Trimming out the windows

About a year ago we replaced the crap windows the builder installed when we built our home.  Since then the focus has been on other areas, but with winter just around the corner it’s time to start buttoning up the … Continue reading

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