So today is the last day of Get Woodworking Week 2015 and I am 2500 miles from my shop. So I haven’t got any woodworking done.
However–one of the perks of my job is traveling and staying in fancy hotels and at the moment I am suffering through 70 Degree weather out in Hollywood (it is 10 Degrees back in NY). So I am not complaining. But I will be here for three weeks which means about a month with no shop time. Bummer, but I keep my mind on the wood–I still read the blogs and as a woodworker I am always on the lookout for interesting furniture and art built from wood. I constantly snap pics with my phone of things that piqued my interest, either that I admire and think “I could build that” or pieces that I look at and think “What the ….?”
So instead of sharing what I’ve been up to in the shop I thought I would share some photos of pieces I’ve found travels.
I’ll start with some of the woodwork in my hotel in Beverly Hills.
It’s fun to travel to different parts of the country and see what they see as art and decor. The next photos are from Miami, a place where I don’t think any woodworker lives! Plaid wool shirts are a little hot I suppose.
So while I can’t be in the shop this week, woodworking is always on my mind. I see it everywhere I go. That’s what makes it such a passionate hobby.
That said: Tomorrow I am sneaking out of work and headed to the Sam Maloof house outside of LA for a tour!! So excited! I’ll report back….
Welcome to the left coast, Christopher. Take to your time before returning to the cooler climes.
If you are looking for a road trip Santa Barbara is only about 90 miles from Hollywood. Mapquest says it is about $12.87 in fuel costs (each way). Would be fun to show you around your little pueblo.
thanks Tom!! We may take a trip up the PCH to Santa Barbara! I’ll let you know!
if you send email to: email@example.com I’ll send you my cell phone number. Email works as well as phone (no text please, flip phone here) though. I’m always checking my email, but my phone hides on me.