Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Furniture Makers

 We drove by a furniture maker yesterday, actually there were two of them side by side, and we decided to drop in and look around.  The table above, we were told, was for a church.  I couldn't quite understand what the hole in the table top was for except that something made of stone was to sit there.  Holy water vessel?  Artifact?  A carved Jesus?  Who knows?  Our Spanish is pretty good (like our French) when it comes to a bar or restaurant, but not here.  The hammer was well lused and had a taped up handle.  I've owed hammers like that, and the tape is not a good sign for the future of the hammer.

 One of their creations sitting ouside in the weather.

 The workshop had numerous items in progress.  You can see the table, a bench which has beautiful hand carved decoration (perhaps also destined for the church), a bed (probably not for the church) and several kinds of cabinets in progress.

 A detail of the bench's hand carved leg.  Man, they just don't make 'em like this anymore.

 Here's their competitor next door.  They have a table in the works also. They seemed to be more involved in repairing and refurbishing older furniture that had seen better days.  I was more intrigued with the old, faded lettering on the adobe wall.  "Builders of furniture of a rustic nature.  Kitchens, doors and windows."

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Yes, the carving is beautiful. People buy, use and throw away an IKEA table quicker than it would take to make one of these.