Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Featured Project - Home Accents

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Artisan Crafted ~ Real Wood ~ Home Accents

Below are a few images of projects I enjoy, and I know their recipients enjoy them as well.

This serving tray has finger-jointed corners and a solid 1/4" thick bottom which captured in a groove. These features combine to make is durable and long lasting. The small amount of wood above the finger cutout gives the piece a dainty feel, yet provides a firm grip.

Who wouldn't like to wake up to a stack of pancakes served up on this tray?

And what better to stir up the batter to make those flap-jacks than a solid wood spoon. The compound curves on this spoon fit your hand like a glove. The stock for this spoon was selected for its unique grain pattern which is most prominent in the tip of the handle. The oil finish is food safe, and easily to repair.

Since we are in the kitchen mood, let's talk about mushrooms. These hardwood mushrooms were turned from fallen limbs. The lichen is still intact on the bark, which gives them a natural look. No two are exactly alike, and they seem to look best in groups of at least three.

What everyone wants out of life is a place to hang their hat. Imagine coming home after a long day to be greeted by this coat rack. The finest select grade lumber provides the stunning grain pattern and strength to withstand large loads. The polished finish protects the beauty of this piece from scratches. The curve along the top edge just makes you smile.

For prices on these, and many other, individually crafted pieces, click on the Price List link in the More Information section at the left.

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David J. Ulschmid
~ Wisp Woods ~

Monday, December 1, 2008

Featured Project - Step Stool

This solid oak and mahogany stool was a Father's Day gift for my Dad.
It's through wedged mortise and tenon joints make it stronger than nails.
The grain patterns were carefully selected to showcase the difference between quartersawn and riftsawn wood on the top and the flatsawn stock on the legs and stretchers.

To avoid splitting the wood as the wedges are driven, the wedges were driven perpendicular to the grain direction.

The stretchers are joined to the legs with a twin tenon, reinforced again with wedges made form mahogany.

There are absolutely NO screws holding this piece together, yet I am confident that it will be standing for decades to come.

The rubbed oil finish of this piece emphasizes the beauty that lies within the solid wood. It is a feeling that cannot be conveyed with plywood or other engineered materials. The colors in this piece will become more variegated with time, since the finish also allows the wood to age naturally.

David J. Ulschmid
~ Wisp Woods ~

To order a reproduction of this piece for your home, contact me at wispwoods@gmail.com. You too can have an heirloom quality stool that will last generations. Call for prices and wood preferences.