I’m proud to have an article in the December issue (#229) of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Redwood, Jatoba, marine ply frame, King Color Board, & Aluminum. Prototype cart for the staff of C3–a street-based outreach program that provides housing and health services to the homeless community of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Provides hydration, shade, mobile device charging, seating, medical and outreach supply bins, writing surface, and secure document storage. Designed and Built by Lee & Jesse Marsh, 2016 26″x 20″x36″
After a year of hard work and some good fun, we have just launched a coffee table book called Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop on sale now at your local bookstore or at the Offerman Woodshop online store or find tickets & info for the LA book launch party Nov 13 here.
I had the pleasure to work with some of my best friends, esteemed colleagues, my cousin Sally, and my dog Gus on this creative collaboration.
And, I got to write my own chapter about my path to woodworking, and an instructional on building my dream bed. Thanks to Nick for sharing these pages and his shop with us, and thanks to the fine folks at Penguin Books for making this dream come true!
Quarter-sawn White Oak frame with Claro Walnut slab headboard.
All wood joinery, assembles with no tools or fasteners, knocks-down and packs flat
Hand wiped oil finish
Frame: 79-3/4″” x 59-3/4″ x 12″, Headboard: 70″ x 20″ x 1″
Designed and built by Lee, 2016
*Featured project in Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Now if only woodworking went this fast in real life!
Smart Girls will be live streaming from the shop today–tune in on facebook!
Old growth vertical grain Douglas Fir built-in shelving
Hand rubbed danish oil
126″ x 11″ x 96″
Designed by Lee, built with Josh Salsbury, 2016
LA Box Collective is having a furniture show at the Craft and Folk Art Museum here in Los Angeles this Summer. Everything in the show is made from trees that have come down in local storms–hence the exhibition title, “Windfall“. I am collaborating on a pair of claro walnut end tables for the show with my long time friend and woodworking colleague, JD Sassaman. We built the wood elements at my shop in LA, and I am now traveling to JD’s shop, Pier 9 in San Francisco, to do some 3D printing and casting of the interactive granite elements. Here’s a sneak peek of the piece in process. The show runs from May 29-September 4th.
A conversation that began on the backcountry trails of the Southern Sierras last summer has now found a formal “front country” outlet. Myself and two of my favorite colleagues and backpacking companions–JD Sassaman and Laura Zahn–will be discussing our different models of running collaborative wood shops at this year’s Furniture Society Conference in Philadelphia. The panel takes place on June 23rd, and will be facilitated by Sarah Marriage.