I met a lot of nice people this past weekend at the Laudholm crafts festival in Wells, ME. The weather was a little iffy at first but it turned out to be a really nice weekend overall. It was my first time at this really well done festival and one I think I would do again. It’s a lot of work getting the pieces and booth put together but people seem to really enjoy getting to see my pieces up close.
I made this sculpted console table for a nice client in Maryland. She wanted a custom length, width and height that worked well with my existing design. She also asked for the table to be done in White Oak with a “limed” finish. I used lime wax to achieve the slightly white washed look and top coated with natural danish oil and hand rubbed gel urethane.
This is a custom waste basket I made out of curly maple. It’s very similar to my original design with a few twists. My client wanted a place to hang a plastic bag so I installed four wooden tabs to suit his needs. He also wanted me to bevel the inside top edge of the waste basket. I really liked how this tweak changed the overall design as it makes the top more floral like.