Out of Left Field…

Wow. Two and a half years since my last post. WTF? Embarrassing!

I wonder if I can remember how to do this?

Back in October of 2013 we had to close down our shop in Waimea, and along with it went my back room workshop/studio. Since then it’s been a non-stop hustle…moving and shaking and trying to keep our humble little enterprise alive. It’s been slow going, and my artwork had to take a backseat.

Meanwhile, something interesting and unexpected came about that has been satisfying my otherwise suppressed creative urges. I started making furniture out of old construction waste. I don’t even remember how it started. I think it was when we opened our Kona store in a space formerly occupied by a strip club. I had to demo the stripper stages and found myself with all this scrap lumber. I made a stout worktable out of it and then on to the next thing and then the next.

I was inspired by my Uncle Mana, who learned from his dad, who was a plantation carpenter. These guys would come in, find out what a family needed and BAM there it was – a house full of furniture made from whatever material was at hand.

Anyway, here’s some of the pieces I’ve made recently…

 

Pie Safe.Open

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