Sep 12

Redwood Treehouse

This children’s playhouse took about 3 months to design and build. Is is composed of 95% redwood with touches of oak, walnut, marine stainless hardware and removable acrylic windows. All the doors and windows are held in place with embedded rare earth magnets to make them easy to open without any exposed hardware. The interior has 2 levels plus a small movable bench up in the eaves so kids can peer out the skylight. Features include a secret compartment in the floor, a cargo hoist on the front and battery powered LED lighting.

It’s been featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article on Bay Area tree houses.

Redwood Treehouse

Aug 11

Redwood Fence, Hidden Gate and Trash Can Nook

I built this gate to replace an older one farther back in our driveway. It’s solid redwood and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. The door is intended to be somewhat hidden with no latch hardware. The gate is held closed with embedded rare earth magnets and open with a firm push. The structure also obscures our garbage cans.



Dec 10

Phoebe’s Bed

milled the headboard and footboard from a single  slab of cherry I purchased and MacBeath Hardwoods in Berkeley. The design was inspired by Green and Green, specifically the cloud lift elements in their work which is mirrored in the top and bottom rails.

Progress of this project »

Phoebe's BedPhoebe dusting off her bed

Mar 09

Benjamin’s Bed

I built this bed in the Winter of 2005. It is constructed of solid maple with walnut pegs. Mortise and tenon construction reinforced with the walnut pegs. The mattress rests on a bed of sprung laminate slats.

Headboard and footboard

Bed frame

Bed and Benjamin

Jul 08

Coat Rack and Matching Side Table

Solid Oak pedestal coat rack and matching side table with walnut accent pegs and pewter hardware.

Coat RackCoar rack foot detailCoat rack hook detailSide table topSide table base

Feb 08

Covered Sandbox, Fence and Arbor

I built this covered sandbox, section of fence and vine arbor in the Winter and Spring of 2005.