Some current & pending projects

The snow, or something like it, is falling. I’m going to stay in the comfort of my house for a couple days and hope it melts quickly and we get a few more 70-degree days. A boy can dream, right? Either way, this seems as good an opportunity as any to share an update on the happenings at MeasureCutCut Studio.

Last night I finalized plans to make a dining table for my clients Sarah and Matthew. I’ve designed for them an elegant, parsons-style walnut dining table inspired by the table I made a couple summers ago for Clean Plate, but with a twist.

This dining table will have a few drawers along the apron. This is a feature I’ve been waiting to include in a dining table for a while, but hadn’t run across the right client until now. This will be an interesting challenge, given that I’m not entirely sure about how I’m going to build in the drawers yet. But hey, that’s part of the fun.

I’m also finalizing plans for a book case for my friends and clients Aaron and Robin; and a book case and/possibly combo toy chest for their son, Zach. We’re still working out some details about materials, but I’m excited for the challenge of revisiting a few more cabinetry-type projects. One or more of these pieces may or may not include some secret compartments. It looks like I might get to try my hand at some more organic inlay designs, which I haven’t had a chance to do for a while.

Also, I have a quick save-the-date: Next Friday, November 19th is the opening of the next Bemis Underground show, “Extraordinary Rendition.” This is the brain-child of Tim Guthrie and Doug Hayko. Myself and several other folks are also contributing some aspects of what will be a smorgasbord of sights and sounds. Along with what is surely the most uncomfortable chair ever made, I’m contributing a few other visual components. Here’s a sneak peak of a sneak peak I shared with a few folks during last weekend’s Bemis auction:

Next week I’ll have an announcement about some limited edition, one-of-a-kind, hand-numbered Christmas ornaments. These will go quickly, so shoot me an email if you want to get a leg up on the competition. ‘Tis the season, right?

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2 Responses to “Some current & pending projects”

  1. Torch02 says:

    I love the layout of that bookcase, especially how there is assymetry both vertically & horizontally.

    I would offer this advice – 48″ is really wide for a bookshelf. I made one that wide and didn’t realize its true size until it was done. If the target room is big enough, it won’t matter – but make sure first.

    • pgcales says:

      Thanks for the comments Steven. My clients were pretty specific about the dimensions. I think they have quite a collection of books, including a lot that are oversized, and the space for the piece. It is pretty big for a single piece book case. I’m excited they’re having me design and build something that will really big a big part of their space.