A Different Creative Outlet

We spend most of the day creating solutions for clients with graphic design and copy. Every project and every client represents a unique set of challenges. It goes on every day and honestly, we love it.

However, each of us at Kazoo needs our own, separate and unique way of expressing our inner creative drive outside of what we do at work. Mila Samson has her silk screening.  You’ve seen it a while back on this very blog. Ellen Puls on the other hand skates, as in skateboarding. She’s been working on a tre-flip along with other tricks she already knows, but constantly works on to achieve perfection.

My deal is a combination of what Mila does when she designs and produces her work; and, what Ellen does to achieve new tricks and perfect the ones she already knows. 

It’s fine furniture making. 

I have made lots of things out of wood over the past 20 years – from a simple shelf to an octagon patio table. They were all okay, but there were some maddening flaws, like a joint that doesn’t quite fit right, or finishing that looks just okay.

 
 Octagon patio table.

Octagon patio table.

 

I want to learn new tricks, and improve on the joinery or machining I already know. So I enrolled in the Fine Furniture Making class at MCAD. The first session was during this past summer. My project was a sideboard for the dining room made out of African mahogany. It was a bigger deal than I expected. I out kicked my coverage as they say. I wasn’t able to finish it. Now I am enrolled in the Fall Semester of Fine Furniture Making. There has been some progress. I plan on finishing it sometime in November.

 
 Building the doors for the sideboard table.

Building the doors for the sideboard table.

 
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