such brilliant PLYdeas …

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So, it took me almost 2 years to get these guys on Etsy. I don’t want to keep hogging these furniture pieces all to myself anymore! Actually, they’ve been wrapped in blankets and  hiding in a room with many boxes of other things not being used. It’s time they go to new owners who can enjoy and appreciate them EVERY DAY for their beauty and hard work.

Please take a moment to check out my Etsy shop and share it with anyone who might also appreciate these unique, completely one-of-a-kind, handmade furniture pieces. All were designed by me and 2 were built by me as well (Curves and Elements). The other pieces were built by a woodworking friend who was quite accepting and patient with my rather particular designer tendencies ;)

If you’re interested in the stories of how these pieces came to be, click on their names below …

Elements
Cubey
Curves
Intersect
10 Blocks
23 Degrees
Triple D

And then there’s my first born which is not for sale. This is where it all started, so you may want to read this story first ;)

THANK YOU for taking the time to check out my creations for the 1st or 10th time!!!

XO Dawn

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REintroducing TRIPLE D …

tripleD collage

24w . 24d . 16h
plywood . concrete

Triple D was the first piece I, Dawn, had someone else build. My cousin hooked me up with a friend of his, Don, who was woodworking as a hobby. Then I recruited my good friend in Arizona, Danny, who did concrete. You guys catching on to where the table’s name came from?

Function #1: resting place for cups and books. Function #2: holding a plant. One example of my likeness toward designing multi-functional furniture…and seriously, what’s better than a table that’s also a planter?! Why have a plant on top of the table blocking you from the tv remote sensor or your dog knocking it off the table with his tail? Duh.

I wanted to ease Don into my plywood shenanigans so I started with this more simple piece that I designed a long time ago and always wanted to bring to life. I sent Don my technical drawing, we discussed the type of ply to use, how to lighten the weight, how ply acts, etc. and Don got started on his first plywood masterpiece. Then I sent Danny the dimensions of the concrete planter, picked a color, and Danny was too on his merry way. Danny completed the planter quickly and shipped it to Don to size the notch perfectly. They both sent me photos of their works in progress while I was at home twitching a little with excitement to see it all come together in person. And finally that day came. There was some angelic song and soft fluffy clouds and heavenly gates and stuff. No big deal.

REintroducing INTERSECT …

intersect collage

22.5w . 17.5d . 20.5h
plywood . glass . concrete

My inspiration for Intersect came from the interplay of intersecting different materials as the overall structure of the piece (similar to My Baby).

Intersect is the heaviest tiny table ever. It takes two strong men to carry which looks quite funny I might add…”look, 2 big guys carrying 1 tiny table…hahaha!” Men, please don’t let my sense of humor dissuade you from purchasing this awesome piece. I will admire your strength and confidence as you carry this very tiny table to your car, I promise ;)

meet INTERSECT …

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A sexy single side table. Check out his strong legs and large shiny hardware. He’s got a solid core and a transparent mind. Intersect is move-in ready and willing to support anything you put on him!