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…