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Building with Children !


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.


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Sketches from Brooklyn


At the BKLYN Designs fair, we were approached by a brand new home goods company. Everything will be made in Brooklyn, start to finish. This is what WE do, and it is not easy. But wow is it fun, and we learn a lot. Especially when quantity is involved. So today, I begin drawing the design for a limited edition cheese board for them. The design will be exclusive to their store, and I am excited about it.

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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



noble goods resin wood furniture

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Floating Shelves (Monster Island 2)

In addition to our Monster Island Tables, we’ll be showing a collection of floating shelves at the BKLN Designs show this week.




The shelves are made from the same lot of salvaged wood as the new tables, and feature some of the same resin inlay techniques. The palette is muted, but the designs areĀ fast.


More images coming soon!

Contact us for details and pricing.

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