Portland Street of Dreams 2013

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in CNC, Ferrum, Millwork, Stairs, steel, Woodwork
Portland Street of Dreams 2013

For the 2013 NW Natural Street of Dreams, we have had the amazing privilege of producing some work for a very special home.  Westlake Development and Garrison Hullinger Interior Design invited us to participate in the very cool American Dream home for this years show.  The home features 97% american-made materials, from the concrete to […]

Update from installation

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 in CNC, Ferrum, Stairs, steel, Uncategorized, Woodwork
Update from installation

So, we just finished the final bits of the installation on what has been a really, really fun project.  Two helical staircases in white oak. From when we first started sawing lumber to the final tightening of the last screw, we were able to turn this around in less than 10 weeks, a new record […]

Custom Threshold

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
Custom Threshold

For the curved entry door we are doing for the Grapevine residence we also needed to create a custom threshold.  Because the door is curved as well as custom-sized we couldn’t use anything existing on the market, nor did we want to make a wooden threshold, as it would be exposed to direct weather as […]

Rare team photo

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
Rare team photo

Back over the winter break we had a few college guys come and work with us while they were away from school.  We had a veritable mountain of work to accomplish and we needed some extra hands on deck, specifically young bucks to grind some metal! Big thanks to Paul and Connor for working hard […]

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Ferrum, Millwork, Stairs, Woodwork

Some teaser pictures from the most recently completed project.  It sure was fun getting to work on this stair, from the woodwork to the steel fabrication we really brought all our skills to the table.  I am excited to go over the rest of these photos and get them edited and posted. -Josiah    

Forged handrail.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 in Ferrum, steel
Forged handrail.

We are really getting into far more metal than ever before here lately.  Our desire is to constantly push the limits of what our shop is capable of and how many different disciplines we can practice in-house.  This has led to many new and exciting opportunities for design and manufacturing for us.  The obvious examples […]

A Special Project

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in CNC, Guitars, Uncategorized, Woodwork
A Special Project

This last spring, Alex’s youngest son Paul graduated High School and we set out to build him a bass guitar together.   Alex (my dad) and myself (Josiah) have been working on finishing the guitar.  Paul and my dad selected an awesome piece of figured black walnut for the bass, from the same slab as […]

Wine cellar doors

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 in Millwork, Woodwork
Wine cellar doors

Steve has been working hard on these custom wine-cellar doors.  They were designed with an engineered core to keep them flat and square with solid sapele stiles and rails.  The curved doors and double helix free-standing stair we have been installing are for this same custom home in Oregon.  All in made in solid sapele by hand.  After the […]

Custom turned newel posts

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 in Stairs, Woodwork
Custom turned newel posts

Even though this stair will already feature a ferrum banister and several hand-carved volutes, we are also custom turning two newel posts in solid sapele for the start of the run. It starts with two squared-up blanks, glued up to ensure stability and evenness. The lather must then be set up with the correct pattern […]

Installation progress

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 in CNC, Stairs, Woodwork
Installation progress

Getting more and more done on the double-helical stair!  Snapped this last week while we were waiting to drop in the upper finished stair.  We are planning on delivering and dropping in the second finished stair later this week. Update: Top image shows the stair as it is now!  Got all the trim, railing, and […]