Andy Brownell - Renwick Stool: a variation on a design by David Ebner, this sturdy dovetailed stool has a comfortable carved seat and sinuous curves. Made from a single board of African Sapele, finished in dark java brown.
Amoeba Bowl: A trial by fire in turning an ornamental bowl with carved free form holes. Pleased with the results considering this is my first attempt. Influenced by the organic and biologically inspired work of and Sapele diameter deep.
Midcentury Modern Bubinga Desk: Made from solid Bubinga, this desk features gentle, organic, hand-shaped curves, draw bore peg/mortise and tenon joinery, a bent lamination drawer front and the inclusion of the wood's highly contrasting yellowish-white sapwood. Finished with Watco Danish Oil and wax. It measures 52" wide x 36" tall x 30" deep.
Midcentury Modern Sunburst Wall Clock: faceted rays made with Brazilian Rosewood. Dial is Honduran Mahogany. Rods are carbon fiber tubes instead of the traditional brass. By: Brownell Furniture.
"Watchtower" Lamp Sculpture: Bubinga and Ribbon Sapele. Influenced by nature, this geologic-themed project includes a bent lamination shade containing over 450 individually shaped holes. The hexagon is a recurring shape on the base and vertical columns. Includes a blackened "lava" base using Shou Sugi Ban technique. Stands at over 5' tall. Wired with 3 Philips Hue LED color-changing bulbs controlled by bluetooth technology. A perfect combination of handcrafted wood and the connected home.
MAKORE TABLE AND BENCH: Made from a single 2" thick slab, this live edge seating set rests upon sturdy welded metal legs. Exceptional chatoyance in the woodgrain makes the surface resemble a reflector, shifting light and dark grain patterns as you move across the room. Table is 30" tall x 42" wide x 60" long. Bench is 18" tall x 16" deep x 54" long.
Midcentury Modern starburst wall clocks, mantle and tv console. Coming soon to Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Display case in block-mottle Makore and glass. 72"x42"x20" case piece produced for a scholarship memorial fund commemorating the death or three students from Finneytown H.S. in 1979 killed at The Who concert stampede in Cincinnati. Filled with items of the three students. Paid for by contribution from Pete Townsend.
The beautiful "block-mottle" figure of this wood platter shifts and shimmers in the light depending on the angle you look at it. The underside contains thousands of small organic dimples. diameter x tall.