Happy New Year!

[caption id="attachment_243" align="alignleft" width="200"]Mesquite and Brass Coffee table Mesquite and Brass Coffee table[/caption]   Happy New Year friends, customers, neighbors and my readers! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy downtime with family and loved ones over the holidays. 2014 was an exciting year for Grain Wood Shop with the opening of our new workshop and gallery, open houses, and projects that pushed me to take on new challenges, helping to define Grain’s artistry.   I’m grateful for your support and would like to update everyone on happenings in the shop. It’s my hope to blog more in 2015 so stay tuned and please leave your comments or get in touch with me.   December was crazy for me, with lots of planning for new work. I am currently in the thick of doing a walnut, concrete, and steel kitchen. The kitchen is on the smaller side but, it will definitely pack a punch. To me the bold satin varnished walnut cabinets and awesome steel shelving will create a unique blend of traditional and modern. [caption id="attachment_244" align="alignright" width="300"]Grinwoodshop_Re-claimedpine_ Hndcrafted_Boston Re-claimed pine for cabinet project[/caption]     I’m also working on adding face frames to existing cabinets for a customer in the Porter Street Lofts. I’ll also be adding doors made from re-claimed pine.       Here are a few photos to remind me that no matter how cold the shop is, I’ve got an incredible and inspiring place to work. [caption id="attachment_245" align="alignnone" width="300"]Grain creates products that are crafted right here in Boston Grain creates products that are crafted right here in Boston[/caption] [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignright" width="300"]Grain Clamps Grain Clamps[/caption]   Something that’s very important to me and, at the end of the day, defines the Grain brand: All of our work is handcrafted right here at our workshop in East Boston. I use local suppliers and local sub contractors to help get every project done with perfection and personalization.   Everyone is welcome to come by the shop, even though the sign says otherwise! Nothing beats early mornings at the shop with hot coffee and sunlight coming through. How many Grain clamps can you spot?