Friso Furniture - Wooden Teaware

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friso
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Sat Oct 15, 2022 9:21 pm

Victoria wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:11 pm
Beautifully crafted pieces friso. Thank you for your fine contributions 🍃
Thank you ! :D I hope to be posting more soon.
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Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:16 am

Two new additions - trays from rare raw materials.

1. Tray from a live edge piece a maple burl. Burls, maple burls especially, feature incredible grain, and this one is no exception. The two feet are assembled with a dovetail joint, and a little recess is carved out on the top to fit a teapot and contain water spillage.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1333536 ... ro=1&frs=1
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2. This one is made from padauk wood. The color of this tray is entirely natural ! Padauk is indeed sought after for its bright red color. Over time, it will darken and turn into a warm brown with red undertones. The feet are cherry wood.
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Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:12 pm

That maple burl is to die for!
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:18 pm

New tea tables with water collection !

1. Walnut table with copper teapot stand. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1338238 ... ro=1&frs=1

At first, this started as a personal project - I had this beautiful copper stand from bitterleaf, and wanted to use it in a custom built. I liked the contrast of the copper and the wood so much that I got more and came up with this little design. 3L water catcher underneath the copper tray!
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2. Walnut table with ambrosia maple teapot stand. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1338223 ... ro=1&frs=1

Similar general design, but this time the teapot stand is made from wood. Precisely, ambrosia maple wood, which brings a naturally contrasting color to the walnut. I wanted this table to be highly practical. The teapot stand is recessed in the top panel, to make sure that all excess water is directed to the sink. The stand diameter is around 11cm, large enough to fit most pots under 250ml.
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3. Live edge knot tea table. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1324227 ... ro=1&frs=1

This is a little different. The top panel is a bookmatch glue up (a thicker piece is resawn and folded open like a book to create this mirror-like grain pattern). It is centered around a natural, live edge knot, that acts as a drain for water collection. Incredible details on this walnut. The frame and base are maple wood.
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:26 pm

Splendid pieces.
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Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:40 pm

I love your trays. I hope you continue to make pieces without the indented tea pot area. I am left-handed and it keeps those ones off-limits. Definitely considering one of the others though
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Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:34 am

powersnacks wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:40 pm
I love your trays. I hope you continue to make pieces without the indented tea pot area. I am left-handed and it keeps those ones off-limits. Definitely considering one of the others though
Hi. Duly noted - these few trays were indeed made with right-handed brewing in mind. Sorry about that. That said, I'm happy to customize my designs to meet any customer's preferences, and making these with the teapot stand on the left while the water tray faces the user is no problem at all.

I'm working on something different these days. I found out about the "kumiko" technique of laying out geometric grids made out of small intersected wooden piece... So, of course, I want (need) to make tea tables using this technique. Still on the drawing board !
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Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:09 pm

That is awesome!!! Looking forward to seeing this!
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