Tag Archives: bench

Building with Children !

image
image

This summer is one of work, and fun for Noble Goods. The colorful pics show a bench that we built for our son’s school. The project was this: build a simple, easily understood bench with sixteen, white wooden tiles for the top. Next, deliver the bench and simply discuss its design in a way that three-year-olds can grasp (these kids are very perceptive!) Then we passed out the tiles and Molly set them up with paint and collage supplies. Later, back at the shop, I glued everything together and gave it four coats of a water-based varnish for durability ( juice+sand = scratched up furniture).

I think the kids will enjoy this for years to come, and both Molly and I really loved creating with them. I hope that we always find the time to embrace the wild, spontaneous energy that comes with children’s creativity. It is an energy unfiltered, and unrestrained by our decades of experience. Love it.

Leave a comment

Filed under Designs, In The Neighborhood

Expo done- phew!

So it’s mid week, and I still feel like I fell out off a roof! I haven’t done that since I was about ten, and I still remember it clearly: no broken bones, flat on my back, winded. On a happy note, we truly had a great time at the BKLYN Designs show. We met a lot of young designers and builders, and we even had a chance to chat with a crew from the West Elm company, who looked at our newest designs. Here is a pic of our booth, and a few blog posts that resulted from the show. Cheers! -Christopher

http://bkstyled.com/bk-spotlight-bklyn-designs/

http://m.interiordesign.net/2013/05/editors-picks-bklyn-designs-10th-anniversary/

noble goods resin wood furniture

Leave a comment

Filed under Designs

Mitered Cuts with Griggio

image

image

Large, Italian, sliding table saws can be useful when making big, mitered (angled) joints. This is the leg of a bench that we are building from reclaimed fir wood. When set up right (that can take me almost an hour), the accuracy of the cut is pretty awesome.

Leave a comment

Filed under Shop