We’re starting 2017 off to a great start with new projects to begin and some that are almost complete. This week the barn doors have been completed/ installed with just some small details to be finished up, and a gorgeous black walnut coffee table has been finished as well. Next, will be the start of a matching sofa table to complete the order for a client in town.
See the photos below on both.
If you have been following our Instagram (@tjgwoodworking) and Facebook page you’ve probably seen the ongoing progress of the hall table that has been in the works as the most recent project. We are happy to say that it is now complete and ready for delivery! This may have been one of the more challenging pieces of furniture Tyler has created thus far, but also one of the most unique to TJGwoodworking. A challenge like this came with different obstacles along the way, but overall, it opened up a new set of ideas, inspiration, and technique for future designs to come. We hope the client is just as pleased as we are with the end result.
We wanted to share the photos with you so please check out the image slideshow below and let us know your thoughts on it! Also, don’t forget to visit our new Etsy account. Handmade tree ornaments make lovely Christmas gifts!
Just thought I’d do a quick post to let you all know that the wood-shop is really starting to take shape now. I won’t go into too much detail but I’ve got my space 90% insulated, I have heat, new windows installed, wallboard 90% installed, overhead lighting, lathes set up and more happening with each passing day. I am on track to have the shop fully operational by spring which was my goal. It’s finally starting to look like a shop which is a great feeling. I’ve been spending most of my time the last few months focusing on the house and now I’m at a point where the barn is my focus. Here are a few pictures of the progress
I know it is a little short notice but I just wanted to give a heads up that I will be doing a show this weekend at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Sand Lake, NY. The show is Saturday and Sunday so stop by and check it out.
In addition to the show, starting this Saturday the November 1st, I will be discounting a large number of my bowls and some furniture. So check out the website for price cuts. I am attempting to clean out my inventory to make room for more fresh, higher quality and better products. This discount will be for the month of November only. This is a good chance to buy holiday gifts for friends and family.
In other news. My fiance and I have officially closed on our new home which also houses the new home of TJGwoodworking. I will have a large two story barn that will serve as the woodshop and also boatshop for future projects. I am currently working on insulating, putting electric and heat into the building. In the coming months, stay tuned for updates on the new shop. Check out the barn in the pic below.
Just wanted to drop one more quick note, next weekend I’ll be doing a show at the Vermont fine furniture and woodworking festival in Woodstock, VT. Take a look at the link here www.vermontwoodfestival.org. This will be one of the nicer shows I have ever done so be sure to come check it out the weekend of September 27th and 28th. I will have a few new pieces of work that haven’t ever been shown before!
Just wanted to give a quick update as to what I’ve been doing over the winter. It was a long, cold and snowy winter for us in Southern VT. I haven’t been able to do any woodworking as I am still waiting to get my shop set up. However, I thought I would share some pictures of what I’ve been doing to pay the bills and keep me busy.
This is a house In Brattleboro, VT that I started working on in late Dec. Over the course of a few months, we framed up the garage, all interior walls, installed windows (many of which required making jambs for fixed glass), insulated, sheetrocked, laid hardwood flooring, did some trim and installed the kitchen. Most of what I worked on was carpentry related. Here are a few pics for you guys to enjoy.Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see the final product of this house as I had to move and am not able to work there anymore. For the next few weeks, I’ll be finishing up a kayak that I started building and will be working on expanding a few decks as well. Stay posted and happy spring!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so I decided to get a video up on the blog. Below, you’ll find a video of myself turning a square rimmed cherry bowl on the lathe. The rim is Curly Maple while the bowl itself is Cherry. As you can see in the video, it is very difficult to see the corners of the bowl while it is spinning. The easiest way to turn the bowl is to position the light so it creates a shadow on the bowl. This makes for a somewhat challenging and also dangerous piece to make. I happen to enjoy doing these square bowls as they are exciting and test my skills. Enjoy the video.
Next month I hope to be posting some pictures of work I have been doing lately. Some are a bit out of the box for me but are exciting.