Monday, November 15, 2010
These are all in progess right now in the studio, but by Friday's open house they will all be ready to check out.
These current experiments have been with the lathe, a chainsaw, a wire brush and a torch.
This has a rosewood stain and since this photo has endured some torching.
Next Post: Delightful kitcheny things that Becky uses every single day (and a couple she uses just weekly).
Monday, October 4, 2010
Next time you are hungry and you see this sign, I recommend you immediately duck into coolest little pizza place I know, have a beer, listen to some music and have some crazy all local organic seasonal pie.
And by pie, I mean pizza. This is the way the hip people who toss dough in the air speak. I've heard it for myself.
Recognize this pose? Benjie is measuring the oven at Dogtown...why you ask? Well, to make this swell door that will help Jon and Scott and crew bake bread. Fantastic, no?
Kendrick Anderson, musican/woodworker that finds himself working the wood on occasion at This Was a Tree, made this in a joint effort with Benjie.
One would think that based on shear number of these pizza peels (there are 3 rows of these things hanging in the studio), one of the pretty little numbers would have made it to my kitchen.
We did have a recent and all together traumatic pizza charring recently in the Osborne household. It is possible this was an indication that we are unworthy of a pizza peel. In our defense, all of the numbers have been cleaned off of the oven's temperature knob. So it's really a crap shoot of whether we char a dish or it takes a couple of extra hours.
Shelby Davis and a Good Ol' Fashioned Brander50 or so of these pizza peels are not done yet. Shelby Davis (our sculptor friend out in Portland, OR) is fashioning a branding iron with the Dogtown logo to mark each of these.
Branding at Dogtown
Dogtown will heat up the brand in the brick oven and brand the pizza peels.
Oh, how I hope it is done to order just like the pizzas.
~ Shipping happens tomorrow morning. So we bid you adieu, Dogtown. Let us meet again in Floyd.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
It is beautiful and reading the menu made me salivate.
Sadly, we had to hightail is back to Atlanta before they officially opened....
but I have day dreamed about the harvest pie since we hit the road.
Here is what I saw while I was there.
Benjie made this beer tap as a gift. It matches the countertops that he made.
Dogtown is going to bake bread! Benjie is measuring the oven to build a door.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Just to get a better feel of the before….
Benjie added a breakfast bar on the far side and cabinets and concrete counter tops to what once was a bizarre gaping hole. Also, you can't see it here, but down to the left, the cabinets all have sets of deep drawers.
This is our new sink, complete with an inlaid brass drainer for drying dishes. Isn't he clever?
Benjie made his signature solid walnut handles.
We have three sets of these deep drawers, which are sooooo much more useful than regular cabinets.
The new counter has the this great semi-subtle curve. Also, and this was a big debate in the house, it has a double layer counter. Let me say (this is Becky), Benjie was right. The two layers are great. One side (normal height) is definitely all kitchen business and chopping and production. The other side(bar height) is guests and hors'dourves (or on normal nights, mail and everyday clutter). The combo is striking and open and welcoming and useful. Benjie = right (in this one case and I retain the right to be right again at a later date).