random #20: The whimsical art furniture of Jake Cress

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 06-18-2009 12:58 PM 2688 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this talented woodworker’s site tonight through a post on Make Magazine’s blog. He makes very well crafted furniture in the Chippendale style, but also creates art pieces with meta-humor baked in. Some appear self-animated, the rest are a fun juxtaposition of solid craftsmanship and glaring oversights.

“Oops” in mahogany

“Crippled Table” in walnut and hickory

“How to Build Furniture” in cherry

“Self Portrait” in walnut

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 01:32 PM

those are incredible :D

-- My signature is awesome.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 03:38 PM


-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 04:02 PM

WOWZEERRSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cool and funny! Thanks…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 07:34 PM

These are magnificant! Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 08:57 PM

Fantastic imagination and craftsmanship!

Thanks for posting.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 09:48 PM

Wild and crazy guy!! :-)) Thanks for the post.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 09:51 PM

Heck Gary, that’s nothing. I’ve been building stuff like that since I started. The only difference between his pieces and mine is the quality and craftsmanship, but I’ve gotten all the mistakes down to perfection. And I hate to brag, but my mistakes are a lot worse than his. Thanks for showing us this this fun stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-22-2009 04:52 AM

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