I’ve entered my Argyle chair in the contest. If you think it’s ‘fluid’ and you like its style, please vote for it. When the project started I decided to take pictures from start to finish. Using curly purpleheart for the...
|View DesertWoodGuy's:||home||workshop||projects (3)||blog (3)||reviews (0)||forum topics (0)||buddies (13)||favorites (0)||activity log|
15 posts in 1507 days
Location: Tucson, AZ
I am trained in accounting with quickbooks, but with the downturn of the economy I've been doing home remodeling and repair with some custom framing like custom corbels, etc. However, my passion is designing and building furniture using exotic woods with inlaid fused dichroic glass. My design style evolved over a period of a few years and was inspired by my research of Art Nouveau architecture and metalwork. My designs have heavier lines, so I call it 'Modern Art Nouveau'.
I also enjoy acquiring and and restoring Arts & Crafts furniture. The stain patina of the quatersawn white oak is amazing.
Probably the most enjoyable aspects of woodworking is finding that particular board that 'fits', sort of like the ah ha moment. Then, the many hours designing and researching are really fascinating, taking often as long as the actual project. Last, seeing your imagination come to life.
-- Matt - WildFire Designs
Latest Activity | view all »
|added blog entry||Making of Argyle #1: Argyle Chair Construction Pictures||1486 days ago|
|commented on||Argyle Chair||1489 days ago|
|commented on||Walnut Entertainment Center||1489 days ago|
|commented on||Craftsman Window Casing Prototype||1489 days ago|
|commented on||Clamp||1496 days ago|
|commented on||Chili spoon||1496 days ago|
|commented on||Dust Collection #1: Building an Air purifier||1496 days ago|
|commented on||Earth Sculpture||1496 days ago|
|commented on||naomi weiss's Profile||1496 days ago|
|added blog entry||Bubinga Trestle Table #1: Massive Board and Table Top||1496 days ago|
|added project||Swirl Frame||1497 days ago|
|commented on||Dan'um Style's Profile||1505 days ago|
|added blog entry||Inlaid Fused Glass #1: The basics of fusing glass||1506 days ago|
|added project||WildFire Lamp||1507 days ago|
|added project||Argyle Chair||1507 days ago|
Latest Projects | view all 3 »
Latest Blog Entries | view all 3 »
This trestle table design is in a Modern Art Nouveau style and the table top started with a board that can only be described as MASSIVE. With an average width of 39 inches across and an impressive 15 feet long, the 2” thick board featured tw...
For those of you interested in fusing glass, I’ve given a short explanation about the process. Although working in kiln fired Warm glass (as opposed to Hot glass worked in a furnace), is secondary to my woodworking, it does provide anothe...