We will post updates here of our current projects and news.
|Posted on March 3, 2018 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
The sunset was beautiful today in NC. Thought I'd share some pictures of our "Fancy Trestle" table.
This was the second table set that I built, and I built it for our own dining area at the Taylor homestead. My wife, Leanna, requested this style and finish. We call this our "Fancy Trestle" table. She chose an "Early American" stain, from the Minwax finish line. Sealant used was Minwax oil-based Helmsman Spar Urethane.
Occasionally, people ask me how well our tables hol...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
The new JWAC workshop is (finally) complete, and I couldn't be happier with how everything came together.
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|Posted on February 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
With the walls cladded, it was time to move into the final stage of setup on the woodshop: shop furninture.
First up was the Assembly Table. Much of what we curently build is farm tables and benches. The previous assembly table stood about 20" off of the ground. While it was better than working on the floor (that's how we started!), it still did create a lot of back fatique. Thus, I decided to add a second level/tier to the existing...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2018 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Aside from wanting an industrial aesthetic to the top rafter-area of the shop, another reason for the flat black paint application was to serve as a neutral color for any gapping that may later show through in-between the reclaimed boards that would serve as wall-cladding. With the paint work finally complete, it was time to move forward with the cladding. The material sourced for the cladding was an unexpected blessing. A friend recently had to correct some foundational i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Next up for the JWAC shop setup was some exterior work: landscape + exterior lighting. Much of the hardscape + retaining wall was already present, as we previously had a pool in this space. The paving stones, red brick chips, and mulch from the former setup were moved around and/or re-purposed and the new shop, for the most part, fit like a glove where the pool once resided. I then stained the porch using an Australian timber oil. The porch floor, as well as the front ramp, wer...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
After several months of planning and labor, our new JWAC workshop is now complete! This is the first of several different blog posts I'll upload to document the process, in case any are interested on seeing how it all came together.
Old Forge Metals in Troutman NC was our source for ordering the shop. Mast Woodworks in Hamptonville NC built the shop, as well as handled the preliminary electrical wiring.Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
Yep, that's right! JWAC was recently commissioned to build a wine rack resembling a scaled-down version of the famous British telephone booths. Stayed tuned to our JWAC Facebook page, as we will certainly share pictures there when complete!
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
I have built a good amount of tables so far, but this one may be my favorite, in terms of "character". After receiving a "Hey, can you use this?" text, I sourced the spool a few days later from a friend. I was surprised at delivery to see that the spool had such a beautiful blue/deep-sage green patina, as his picture did it no justice. I went to work right away building a X-type trestle base, and we decided to finish the base in a color-scheme to match. We left the "Southwire" ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
We partnered with Old Forge Metals in Troutman, NC to build the workshop of our dreams! The new shop is more than double the size of our previous workspace. The entire process of working with them was a breeze, from designing the space with Tom at the office, to Robbie and team at Mast Woodworks in Hamptonville, NC delivering and setting the building across the tough terrains of our homestead. We are also thankful for the help of Coren Construction in Mooresville, NC for their ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
We recently wrapped up some intense projects for a wonderful local client, the Chantlos family. For their fireplace mantle construction, we sourced 100 year-dry reclaimed lumber from Wood Tender in Cornelius, NC. We then manually-distressed southern yellow pine boards to create a rustic sliding barn door. These were the first projects that we used Rubio Monocoat oil to finish. We also partnered with White Shanty to construct custom hardware and railing for the door. The resulti...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
We delivered our first uptown-Charlotte commission this past November, delivering a custom 6.5' trestle table to one of our great friends, Yagnesh Patel. He moved into his beautiful new town home just a few days beforehand. Nestled in historic downtown Charlotte, this table now overlooks the "Queen City" skyline. Though the rustic-themed table we crafted and designed together has down-home country influences (and origination!), it looked right at ho...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
One day, while walking Lowe's on a date night (hey, don't judge, you know you have to!), my wife came across a pine board with plenty of knots along it's length. To her, it looked like a peacock. A few weeks later, inspired by her observation, this table set was completed and off to the JWAC booth. We subsequently created a new "Signature Series" line, and labeled this "The Peacock Set"; the first of that new line. What about you? Do you see the peacock? Also: WHO BOUGHT THI...Read Full Post »