Friso Furniture - Wooden Teaware

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friso
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Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:03 pm

Hello fellow members!

So, my name is Arthur Friso, and I have been lurking / occasionally posting on this forum for around four years I believe. As many others, the pandemic got me into artisanship and I am now a woodworker by trade. It was only a matter of time, then, before this would happen : I now specialize in wooden tea trays, tables, pot supports and so on!

I make everything myself out of solid wood in my workshop, here in Montréal. I like traditionnal and minimalists designs which allow the beauty of the wood to speak for itself. The finishes I use are of a premium quality and are both food safe and water resistant. You can find my products on my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/FrisoFurniture) or Instagram account (@friso.furniture).

As a tea drinker, I am mostly into heichas and oolongs. Liu baos are my daily drinkers, unless I go for a HK style roast TGY. My puerh collection is of course out of control, and I also suffer from teaware addiction (help :D ). Finaly, I have been lucky enough to travel a few times to Taiwan, Mainland China and HK, where I even got to buy tea for a local Montreal teashop I used to work for.

I will be posting pictures of my works soon. I am really looking forward to the community's feedback!


Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/FrisoFurniture

Instagram : friso.furniture
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:03 pm

beautiful stuff. thanks for sharing!
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:45 pm

Drooling now.
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Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:08 pm

Really beautiful stuff. Will follow your work and would love to support sometime in the future.
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Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:14 am

I have been looking for an alternative to my Mirka Randova ceramic tea tray for a long time, since an accident with a cat that broke the spout of my Petr Novak sencha pot. I wanted it to be less likely to fracture my teawares when I am not as gentle as I should be putting them down, or when felines bounce across the setting. I also wanted a water reservoir that is easy to remove, empty, and clean, without a drain hose (a practical but very unattractive option). And I love wood and the beauty of grain around knots, burls, and curls. So I was prepared to fall in love with this offering from one of our newest Vendor members the moment I saw it on his Etsy, and I didn't resist it for very long.

It is made from simply stunning knotty walnut, and the knot holes are cleverly used to provide drainage from spills or pourovers to the removable plastic tray below. Another knot hole acts as a drawer pull for the drawer that neatly hides the practical plastic tray inside the drawer. I have barely used it for 2 sessions, so can't speak to long-term scratch and water resistance, but so far the spills have been easily wiped up with tea cloths and the wood remains smooth and neat.
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Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:54 pm

Thank you so much for all the kind comments and pretty pictures!

I'm busy with a custom order for a local restaurant right now, but I have a couple of live edge projects with water drainage coming up. Can't wait to get it done!
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