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...
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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
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|added blog entry||Making of Argyle #1: Argyle Chair Construction Pictures||08-01-2010 08:25 PM|
|commented on||Argyle Chair||07-30-2010 04:21 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Entertainment Center||07-30-2010 03:43 PM|
|commented on||Craftsman Window Casing Prototype||07-30-2010 03:37 PM|
|commented on||Clamp||07-23-2010 05:29 PM|
|commented on||Chili spoon||07-23-2010 05:01 PM|
|commented on||Dust Collection #1: Building an Air purifier||07-23-2010 12:42 AM|
|commented on||Earth Sculpture||07-23-2010 12:09 AM|
|commented on||naomi weiss's Profile||07-22-2010 08:40 PM|
|added blog entry||Bubinga Trestle Table #1: Massive Board and Table Top||07-22-2010 07:35 PM|
|added project||Swirl Frame||07-22-2010 05:24 PM|
|commented on||Dan'um Style's Profile||07-14-2010 07:35 AM|
|added blog entry||Inlaid Fused Glass #1: The basics of fusing glass||07-13-2010 03:59 PM|
|added project||WildFire Lamp||07-12-2010 02:44 AM|
|added project||Argyle Chair||07-11-2010 07:48 PM|
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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...