Our Cabinet Shop Manager, Seth Harpending, left us for two years while his wife completed her postdoctoral internship in Texas. While there he came up with a new design for cutting boards. The beauty of the design from a makers perspective is that they can be made with just three tools, a table saw, belt sander and finish sander.
The splines in between each piece of wood not only add strength but also act as an alignment aid during glue up and when contrasting woods are used add a nice design feature on the ends. Seth also uses boards of differing thicknesses to add interest, reduce weight, and make them easier to pick up. Cutting the sides and ends at angles further adds a design element and helps when one wants to scrape those chopped up veggies and herbs into the hand to add to your favorite recipe. The result is counter top architecture. Seth has returned from Texas and has already made several in our shop. Welcome Back Seth
From All of us at Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking, Hope you all have a very Prosperous New Year
We just finished installing a Flush Inset style Quarter-Sawn White Oak bathroom vanity with our Slater Style doors at a project that we are working on in Palo Alto.
The client wanted to have a vanity that was period correct for the age of the home and liked the way that Quarter-sawn White Oak looked when finished. We also installed a painted medicine cabinet mounted in the wall with a Beveled mirror as well.
Stay tuned for more pictures on this project. After completion of the kitchen cabinets, soffits and floors I will post more pictures after the new year. Hope everyone has an amazing Holiday and a very Happy New Year. Patrick Miller – GM
This is a project we completed a while back which features unique redwood
that was salvaged from the Big Sur Fires back in 2009
Note the unique coloring of the Redwood, no stain was used this is all shot with Clear Finishing
From the Built-in cabinetry to the Faux Beams which conceal the Basement plumbing and wires.
We transformed this cold Basement into a warm and comfortable living space.
I’ll add more projects after Thanksgiving
Patrick Miller – GM
The Project was to create a Large Island Cabinet to match the rest of the kitchen cabinetry
and add an additional 4 foot x 8 foot Walnut Butcher Block work space to the kitchen.
The client requested a large eating area with plenty of knee space on the Backside
We also added custom Drawer Dividers for Utensils & Spices
as well as a few roll-outs under the cook-top.
Here is a close-up of the Walnut Butcher Block Top which looks amazing on the lighter color Maple
Well, it’s that time of year again and the elves are turning all of our nice hardwood remnants
into cutting boards of all sizes, patterns and colors.
Come in and stock up while you still can. They make the best gifts and they’re easy to ship.
(650) 960-3447 open M-F 8am -4pm
This is Truly inspiring, had to share :
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What Jim Carrey Explains In 1 Minute Will Change Your Life Forever.
This year we decided to celebrate Veterans Day with a little bit of fun and some old fashioned elbow grease.
After our weekly safety meeting and some hot coffee, the entire company got together to sweep up some saw dust, fix the tools in need of repair and discussed the finer points of a good chip shot.
We were also able to test our skills behind some beautiful old wooden bows after a nice catered lunch.
While most of us were not the marksman that we claimed to be, we did successfully manage to keep all our stray arrows within our confined safety area.
We are remodeling a home in an older Palo Alto neighborhood and our clients asked us to either build them a new garage or repair the existing one. The old garage was in bad shape. It was falling down and the front was leaning over to one side by 4″. It looked like it was salvageable, the roofing was passable and the framing was beautiful old growth rough sawn fir, full dimension lumber that is no longer available these days, if it were you would use it to build something beautiful, not a garage!