House of Maldici Dec31

House of Maldici

The Farmhouse Table was very popular, so it was just a matter of days before I received the first requests for another project.  The latest commissioned piece is from a friend whose philanthropy and influence earned her the nickname “Maldici.”  In actuality she gave herself the...

Candle Holder Dec25

Candle Holder

Here’s a little holiday gift I made for my wife.  It’s a koa and maple candle holder to brighten things...

A Well-Read Dog Dec23

A Well-Read Dog

The last time I was in New York we tried to visit the MoMA, but it was closed by the time we got there.  Since the gift shop was open (of course), we took a walk around to see if there was anything interesting.  My wife spotted a nice bookcase that she really liked, but I nearly slapped it...

Cherry and Maple Box Dec15

Cherry and Maple Box

It was a pleasure seeing this project evolve from an idea on a sketch pad into a super sturdy piece of woodworking.  Held together with half-blind dovetails (my first try), this box showcases some beautiful contrasts between the different types and grains of the woods...

Checkmate Dec01

Checkmate

A few months back my friend let me know that he was selected to become a recruiter and would soon leave Hawaii.  He’s a big fan of the pieces I make and wanted something for himself to remember his time here.  Weeks passed by, then months, and I had no new ideas.  Then it hit me!  While...