Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I ran across this blog post by Martha McQuade at Uniform Studio.  She was asked to do an online home tour of her own home.  

Martha is a very talented architect and has a very special place at Eastvold Custom. Most of the work that we did for the first two thirds of our business life was designed by Martha, while she was at Redlurered.  Her talent runs deep, as a designer and person. 

Her house was one of the first projects that I did when I started the business.  In her interview she says that the work was done on her house four years ago, it was actually five years ago.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I was given the opportunity to do a project like hers. Little did I know, that we would be working together on many great projects, for years to come. 

In fact, I did all of the work in her dining room.  Not only the cabinets, but the demo, framed in the new windows, new sheet rock and patched in the exterior.  Those were the days!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ahhh.... Alaska

Andy is an unbelievable cook and is probably 
thinking of great things.

Andy and Damara drilling it without the generator.

I ran across these pictures from a trip we took into the bush of Alaska. The point of the trip was to visit two very good friends of ours. They had bought a piece of property that sat on the edge of a valley and was surrounded by mountains that only Alaska can produce. They were and still are, living the dream.

While we were there, they were in the middle of building a timber framed house. Not only are they cool people but they are also purists in many of the things that they do. When we got there they had a frame up and roof on. The trees were cut from their land and made into square framing timbers with a saw that they had.

We were there for 10 days and figured that we should put ourselves to work. Being cabinet-makers, it made sense to build them a kitchen. The construction methods were different but the result was great. All of the materials are from wood that was harvested and milled from their 8 acres.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

The Big Show

I really like these photos that Ben Roosa took at the grand opening of Eastvold Furniture this past summer. It was a weekend event that made the modern furniture official. See the furniture at

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