Coming Your Way: New Items of Endangered Alphabets Furniture

Woodworkers all over Vermont are getting their best work ready for the Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking bash in Woodstock on September 27th and 28th, and I’m doing my best to follow their lead. With a bit of luck and a following wind, as my grandfather used to say, two new pieces of Endangered furniture will be on display there.

Kindness. Photo by Paige Merrow
Kindness. Photo by Paige Merrow

This is the tabletop that features Tibetan calligraphy by Tashi Mannox depicting the word “kindness.” It looks stunning; as usual, it’s hard to believe I had a hand in making it. With luck it’ll even have legs by the time we get to Woodstock.

"Sleep" in Nom, the classical script of Vietnamese. Translation courtesy of John Balaban; photo by Tim Peters
“Sleep” in Nom, the classical script of Vietnamese. Translation courtesy of John Balaban; photo by Tim Peters
Same thing, different angle
Same thing, different angle

This (left and right) is a king-sized headboard, a collaboration with Tim Peters, a Vermont craftsman I met through the Vermont Woodworking School, whose teachers and students I met through–the show at Woodstock two years ago. It all circles around.

The design is mine; the execution is by Tim Peters, thank goodness. Heaven knows what a mess I’d have made if I’d tried to make this myself.

Do stop by if you’re in the area. And of course, if you’d like to order some Endangered furniture, you know where to find me….

Tim

2 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Magnuson
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    Truly lovely tabletop, and message it conveys – a stunning and unique contribution to the Woodstock festival! I so enjoy seeing these new products of your craft and hearing about the new developments in the Endangered Alphabets mission!

    • Tim Brookes
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      Thanks, Elizabeth! If it all comes together with a day or two to spare I’ll see if I can set up a viewing here in Burlington.

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