Wednesday, January 16, 2013

To Make A French Bench... should use French wood. 

To get French wood, you must, of course, travel to a French lumberyard.

Not this lumberyard...

...but this one.

The wood is processed to completion in the mind of the woodworker, before real cuts are made.

A forge is stoked, the anvil sits at the ready...

Iron is shaped by the strong hands of the blacksmith

Hot metal is quenched, the holdfast takes shape and a tool to make the stuff of daily life emerges.

The material has been patiently waiting to join the effort.


  1. A nice teaser, Jameel! I can't wait to read the next few posts on this subject.

  2. So are you going to share where all these great pictures were taken?

  3. I never thought an anvil could be so sexy!