Changes have arrived

I have moved my studio to a new location! I am no longer at the Milwaukee Fortress, I have moved just a few miles north to a building called the Nut Factory. My new address is 3720 North Fratney Street, Studio 3D, Milwaukee, WI 53212.


Actually I’m still in the process of moving so I can’t really take the time to do a proper post here, but will soon.

So far I’m still here.

It looks like I will not be forced to move the studio as quickly as I first feared. The building’s owner has changed his plan for developing this building into apartments. This change of plans may have something to do with the 1,000+ new apartment units already being built within a mile of my location.

Meanwhile I’ve turned a tree a client had taken down in his yard into a dining table. I never did get any good photos of this project but I do have a screen grab of the design showing some of the complex joinery from below.


I have also completed a series of 3 legged stools made from wood I have been setting aside for stools. I figured I may as well get them made so I won’t have to move the wood when I do eventually move the shop.


Last but not least I have been working on several art projects and have just completed a major piece.

First Stand

First Stand

This piece is 50.5″ x 35.5″. It was made with pine, plywood and latex house paint.

I haven’t written much about my art work on this blog, I hope to be adding some work soon.

Big Changes Coming

I have learned in the last few weeks that the building that my studio is in will  be converted to apartments soon. I have been in this building for 25 years now. I am currently focused on finding a new location.

The Milwaukee Fortress, about to be converted to apartments.

The Milwaukee Fortress, about to be converted to apartments.

Salad Tongs (great wedding gift!)

Cherry Salad Tongs

I found the inspiration for these salad tongs while perusing old magazines. They are a perfect way to use pieces of cherry veneer that are too small for tables and cabinets. They are finished with a light coat of a food safe oil. All they need after tossing your salad is a gentle wipe with a damp cloth. Your salad oil will further enhance the finish. These are not dishwasher safe. Click on any of the images to go to my Etsy shop where it is easy to place an order.

Oh btw, a set would also make a very nice house warming gift.