Third article for 1-year-long column I’m writing for a Japanese magazine, Dopa, came out this month! This time, I wrote about where I source my wood!
I made a recessed shelf in our Hallway wall a few years ago, but I wasn’t happy about the ogee-bit edge of the shelf so I decided to cut it off. Easiest makeover!
Bowl made of Orange tree.
It’s been four years since we bought this house and moved in. I still remember about those first days like yesterday. We fixed a lot of things in the house, and it’s amazing how we’re still not done fixing today But I love this house more and more every year.
Put a centerpiece together for Fall.
I turned legs and put them on the bottom of this pretty Apricot offcut to make this tiny desktop “Live-Edge table”. Perfect as a planter stand, but the burl surface is too pretty to cover up with a planter.
I love wooden pears… These ones are made of Spalted Sycamore. Stems are Walnut and handcarved. I had these pears sitting in my shop for months, and finally managed to add the stems. They are available at my etsy shop. I have larger ones coming up soon too.
I have listed these three Walnut bowls in my etsy shop. Walnut bowl 1 Walnut bowl 2 Walnut bowl 3
Here’s another column I wrote for the Japanese magazine called “Dopa!” I mentioned about the first one here. For this one, I interviewed my favorite woodworker, Kylle Sebree.
A very thick pine bowl with beautiful grain listed in my etsy shop now.
I had my first craft fair almost two weeks ago. I didn’t know what to expect, but at the end, I think I prepared pretty good. And it was so much fun! Definitely something I want to do again soon! The above picture is a collection of Natural-Edge Olive Bowls … Continue reading
I made myself a small bowl made of Liquidamber. Now it’s happily storing garlic in our kitchen.
Another salt cellar made of Primavera with Walnut lid. This one is a lot smaller than Lacewood Salt Cellars I posted earlier, but sometimes that’s all we need. It’s now listed in my etsy shop.
Two Lacewood salt cellars with Maple lids are listed in my etsy shop. One here, and the other here.
These Walnut bowls are not ready, but I couldn’t wait to show off the beautiful grains and colors, especially the big one!
Here’s another Liquidamber bowl; small one this time! It’s listed in my etsy shop. I’m almost out of Liquidamber (is it Liquid Amber or Liquidamber?). I didn’t think I end up liking this wood this much until I turned the first one. I like how the natural edge looks, but … Continue reading
2 1/2″ Olive box with Walnut Lid. It’s small! Perfect for keeping salt. I’m trying to prepare/build up my stock for Renegade Craft Fair so I’m not sure if I’m listing this to my etsy shop…
I’m writing Woodworking/DIY related columns for a Japanese magazine called “Dopa!” for one year starting this month. In this issue, I’m talking about the college I’ve learned Woodworking. My parents used to subscribe educational magazines from the same publisher for me and my sister when we were in elementary school. … Continue reading
I was growing/turning mushrooms yesterday 😉
It’s my first attempt in making/weaving a stool with Danish cord seat. I researched, gave myself enough time to think about the process, and thought I prepared good, but just like everything else, I learned so much from letting my hands do the work. I still like to “prepare” things. … Continue reading
This bowl will be listed in my etsy shop soon.
This bowl is one of the Apricot bowls I turned months ago. It’s available at my etsy shop now.
I started with this spoon and some more last year, then got busy turning bowls and other things, but I finally finished it. It’s available in my etsy shop. And more spoons to come!
Found out the name of this orange roses. It’s “Wildfire”. While Wildfire seems to have reached its peak, the rose bush right next to it, “Black Magic”, is busy making buds. Two are already blooming! Checking these roses has become my morning routine this spring, and I’m loving it.
This Olive wood bowl is available in my etsy shop.
Rustic Walnut Bowl with Tiny Foot is available in my etsy shop. The picture below was taken fresh off the lathe (and posted it in my Instagram account here). I enjoy witnessing what oil can do to wood.
Burl and all the bug holes! I was a bit scared, but had fun turning this bowl. This decorative bowl is available in my etsy shop!
My growing collection of wooden eggs.
This batch of Avocado bowls are black! I’m trying something new this time; leaving natural edge on the side of the bowls. But what I picture them in my head only happens if they dry nicely. I’ll see. These colors of the shavings remind me of vegi chips.
I am very excited about finishing the concrete steps to the garden gate. And we probably won’t try to mess with concrete again. It’s the hardest thing. Hopefully ground-cover plants will cover the ugly edges of these steps by next Spring. …It looks like I did a little bit better … Continue reading
Hung this vintage kilim rug on the wall as a tapestry. Kanji calliography (by my mom) and Japanese art used to be on the wall above, now found home right next to the sconce light.
This small Lacewood bowl is available at my etsy shop.
Little bowls – Apricot, Lacewood, and Walnut bowls.
Small linen closet in our house is complete!
I have more sanding to do, but couldn’t wait to take a picture of this pretty wood.
March 3 is Hinamatsuri or Girl’s day in Japan. We have a traditional Hina doll set and small ones. In addition, this mobile one called “Tsurushi-bina”. It’s handmade by my mother. Wishing all the young girls in the world healthy growth and happiness.
Got tired of asking others for chainsaw, so I finally bought one and built this smart chainsaw stand. I used plywood instead of MDF and made it just a little bit wider. It cost me about $40, and it works beautifully.
These Walnut cutting boards are available at my etsy shop.
This Quilted Maple shallow bowl is available on my etsy shop.
I went post office to mail some of my wooden items to customers earlier this week and noticed these limited-edition vintage flower stamps. A clerk told me they were for Valentine’s day, which was two weeks ago, but I still bought them. They are so pretty for mailing everything. I … Continue reading
I love how dramatic this bowl looks; the yellow part of grains looks almost like flames in night sky. It’s available at my etsy shop.
This Buckeye bowl is available at my etsy shop.