Archive for July, 2015

Interesting Video On An Actor’s Cool Wood Shop In LA

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

I came across this video on Nick Offerman, the actor from Parks & Recreation, who is also an avid woodworker with his own shop in East L.A.

He focuses primarily on hand-crafted, traditional joinery & sustainable slab rescue–working with fallen trees from throughout northern California and the urban LA environment.

I wanted to share this with my “peeps.”

Nick Offerman Woodshop

Offerman Woodshop

Click On Image To Visit The Offerman Workshop.

View Never Before Seen Photos Of A J.Paul Getty Original! No Other Craftsman Has Ever Made A Re-creation This Perfect!

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

aaron_radelow_tables_bookAaron Radelow, had the opportunity to work with the Getty to research drawings and materials to re-create a magnificent replica of a Pierre Gole table. The photos which have never been distributed below show both the original Pierre Gole table bordered by Aaron’s re-created tables.

For the past twenty five years, Aaron Radelow has been hand producing original designs and masterful re-creations. His diverse portfolio of work includes everything from Queen Anne dressing tables, Byzantine hand-carved gates, and rustic Morris chairs to now the replication of a Pierre Gole writing table.

These tables are his most treasured accomplishment which far surpasses the furniture of the modern woodworker today. He now can truly imagine what it must have been to build furniture for Louis XIV. He built two tables. One is a re-creation of the original piece on permanent display at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. The other (contre-partye) is not known to exist.

To view more on his journey and the process of creating these amazing tables, click on the brochure.

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The original J. Paul Getty Pierre Gole table bordered by Aaron Radelow’s re-creation tables.

Two tables

Detail view of the original J.Paul Getty Pierre Gole table with Aaron Radelow’s re-creation.



Blue Contre Partye

The Blue Contre Partye: This table is not known to exist. This is the opposite colors of the original table.







Blue Table

Detail of the Blue Contre Partye Table.