We just went live with over 1,000 wood slabs for sale on our website! This is one of the largest inventories of slabs for sale anywhere in the country.
Pricing for the many of these slabs ranges from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars and up. The largest one tops over $20,000 for a monster Claro Walnut slab.
This allows clients to actually browse the entire available inventory of slabs and select the perfect one for their own project, making for a truly unique custom furniture experience!
We also offer handmade, completely custom metal, glass, wood and acrylic bases, to give our clients almost limitless options for live edge furniture.
Slabs may also be purchased “unfinished” for shipment directly to the client, so they can create their own masterpiece.
Come check out our new inventory!
Earlier this year I was commissioned to make a live edge table inspired by the style of George Nakashima by the New York design firm owned by Bob and Cortney Novogratz. They had a client on Long Island and they thought a Nakashima table would be just the right thing for the den.
It turns out this clients project is going to be featured in an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Home by Novogratz” on Saturday, September 1 at 7:00 eastern / 6:00 central time. I’m not sure if the table will be part of the episode, which will focus on the kitchen remodel, but if you follow this link to the Nakashima Table on my website, you’ll see a picture of it in the cozy den of the newly remodeled home.
At the time I was commissioned to make the table, I didn’t know the home was going to be featured on the show. But I did know the client’s move-in date was getting very close, and that they hoped to have this table done by that time. To make a long story short, I ended up making the 3 day drive myself to assure it got there in time.
Though it was a long drive, I’m so very glad I did it, because I had the pleasure of touring the home just as it was nearing completion, and to meet Anabel and Allison of the Novogratz team. And what a delight that was! Although things were hectic, with the deadline for completion (and filming the episode) right there, they both took the time to show me some of the beautiful features of the home. It was simply gorgeous!
I was especially pleased to see their reaction to the Nakashima table. One of the true rewards of being a craftsperson is when a client responds so positively to one of my creations. That they were also so very pleasant to work with made this project extra special.
Here’s to wishing all our clients, friends and future friends a healthy, joyous, and prosperous new year.
We’ve had a wonderful 2012. Among other things, we were honored to be selected to make a number of pieces for the new on campus Texas A&M Hillel, to receive mentions in the “Houston Chronicle” and “Houzz” (and several other blogs), and to even have a table commissioned for HGTV’s “Home by Novogratz” show. For these, as well as all our other projects during the year, we are grateful to have such a wonderful client base.
We are poised for an even better 2013. In the coming weeks and months, we will be announcing several exciting new changes that will further enhance the overall experience for our clients. We will be upgrading our website, adding products, and streamlining the design process for our functional art pieces. There is a lot to be done, and the new year promises to be an exciting one!
Happy new year, one and all.
The Houston Independents Forum provides wonderful networking opportunities for local small businesses and independents. The next event for the group will be held right here at Greenwood Bay Woodworking Studio on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please RSVP if you plan on attending, and I look forward to seeing you here!
If you are a small business owner, independent, self-employed, or just thinking about the possibility of starting a business, this is a great group to visit.
Events are casual yet informative, so loosen that tie (if you still own one), and enjoy visiting with an interesting group of local business owners. The event is hosted by Sustainable Houston and Ky D Willson Event Management.
Hello and welcome to this, my first blog post!
This blog will cover a wide range of topics, all of which relate back to my passion: making and owning beautiful wood pieces. I will offer advice, answer questions, give opinions, and pass along information that I hope will be useful and interesting.
As some of you already know, several years ago (at the height of the recession – yikes!) I left a long corporate career to open greenwood bay, a custom woodworking studio. I found a wonderful old warehouse in Houston’s east end warehouse district, loaded up with great new tools and began a new adventure. I’m loving every minute of it.
After two and a half years, I’ve been fortunate to have been able to meet many wonderful people: clients, designers, architects, retailers, prospects, and many others. Among many things I’ve learned so far is that the love of wood, of beautiful design, and of handcrafted pieces are shared by more people than I realized. While factory made, low cost, low-quality items may have flooded our lives, the desire to be around truly beautiful, elemental pieces is alive and well! This blog is devoted to all of those who share this love.
I hope you find my writings to be interesting, informative, and entertaining. I invite your feedback: what do you like? What don’t you like? What else would you like to hear about?