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Open Studio & Owl Stool Demo 8/3/12

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us on Friday, August 3rd for our Open Studio Night from 4pm – 7pm–and beyond!  Geoff will offer tours of the newly expanded furniture workshop where you can see his custom handcrafted projects.

At 6:00pm Geoff will also provide a demonstration on the building of an Owl Stool.  Samples of Geoff’s finished chairs, stools, cabinets and live edge tables will be on display–and of course, don’t be shy, try an Owl on for size!

Owl Stool Components

Owl Stool components with finished stools in background.

In celebration of the Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Night, local musicians will perform an eclectic acoustic mix of songs and fiddle tunes from 7pm onward.  Come and enjoy music, laughter and refreshments.   As a preview, enjoy the video from July’s First Friday:

We hope to see you Friday, August 3rd !  During your visit, Enter to win an Owl Stool and receive a free 2-for-1 coupon to the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show (August 10-12).

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

43 N. Main St. Stonington, Maine

 

Walnut Sofa Tables from Start to Finish

Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

This week, Geoffrey Warner Studio was buzzing with the creation of two Live Edge Sofa Tables.  Constructed of fine walnut, these two book-match tables measured 60 in x 16-18 in x 29 in.

Geoff used European Walnut for the tops and American Walnut for the bases.  The knee braces not only add a beautiful design element, but also make the tables incredibly strong.  Geoff used mortise & floating tenon joinery throughout the tables.  Watch the table assembly….and start dreaming of the perfect live edge piece for your home!

As always, we appreciate your interest in our furniture!  Don’t forget to visit us at the Stonington Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 10-12 and see you this weekend July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show.  Come try an Owl Stool!

Next stop is the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show–mark your calendars for August 10-12 in Rockland, ME

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Stonington, Maine

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Thank You! & Welcome Partners!

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Thank you to one and all who participated in our new wing’s grand opening on July 6th.  We offered tours of the new workshop wing as well as the newly expanded gallery area that featured the new Peanut Desks and Rolling Owl Stools.

Local musicians jam with Geoff (guitar) at July 6th celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live music began around 7pm and lasted into the evening.  Thank you to all the musicians from the area who made the evening a lively celebration! We also appreciate the “Seat of Approvals” given to the owl stools that kept musicians comfortable while playing!

View our video: July 6th Celebration (90 sec.)

 

WELCOME New Affiliate Galleries & Stores.  We would like to welcome & thank all the galleries and stores who have become our partners with selling our Owl Furniture(R) in their area.  Please visit our new Store Locator to find a Gallery near you!  Geoffrey Warner Studio also has many partnering businesses who have Owl Stools on display to allow you to try an Owl Stool.  Whether you’re in Blue Hill, Belfast, Boothbay or Pennsylvania, an Owl Stool may be just around the corner– “Sit-a-Spell” and experience the ergonomic comfort.  Our Owl seats may be attached to stationary legs or the new rolling pedestal bases–available in six colors.

Geoffrey Warner Studio is interested in adding an Owl partner in Boston, Mass., Rhode Island, New York & beyond–if you would like to recommend a gallery or store, please email Geoff at [email protected]

 

Next Show: Mark your calendars to visit Geoff and 45 other fine craftspeople at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show, July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Consolidated School.  Geoff will also be at the Stonington Farmer’s Market, Fridays 10-12.

 

As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Stonington, Maine

207.367.6555

 

You’re invited to Rockport Maine 6-30-12!

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Road trip to Rockport Maine!  The Maine Home & Design Show will be held this weekend June 30 – July 1.  This will be Geoffrey Warner Studio’s first year of participation.  We would like to invite everyone to come to Rockport to enjoy the show.  Stop by our booth–lucky number 77.  We’ve been madly building Owl Stools and Rolling Owls–come try a seat and view our live edge wooden tables and continuous armchairs!

The Maine Home & Design Show will feature 150 exhibitors including 50+ artists.  The Maine Home+Design Show has constructed a 30,000 square foot clear span semi-permanent structure on the grounds of Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.  They promise that the experience will be like walking into the pages of their magazine.  Exhibitors will range from home furnishings to kitchen & bath to landscape & design.  Architects will be on hand to answer questions.  It should be quite a show!

See you in Rockport this weekend!

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Mark you calendars:  Studio Celebration July 6th 4pm – 7pm  
Geoffrey Warner Studio will open its doors July 6th 4-7pm in celebration of our new wing and expanding Owl Furniture line.  There will be LIVE Music, refreshments and tours of the expanded workshop and gallery areas.  More information next week.

As always, thank you for your support and interest in our handcrafted furniture.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Geoff Goes Undercover!

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Usually Geoff completes his custom woodworking projects in the shop, but occasionally he must add the finishing touches on-site.

As we described in an earlier Custom Doors blog, Geoff recently made four wooden live edge doors for a NYC family.  During the installation, he needed to get creative and used a sheet as a dust catcher when he routed the doors for the on-site fitting.  For a chuckle, checkout the brief  “Geoff Goes Undercover” video.  Here’s an image of two installed doors–the live edge tree panels are frame by mahogany:

During the last blog, we mentioned the great article in July Issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, here’s a link to the article if you haven’t seen the issue yet.

For folks in the Stonington Maine area, see you at the Farmer’s Market on Friday, 10-12!

Come try an Owl Stool — a great wooden stool for Kitchens, Living Rooms & Offices!

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

 

Owl Stools featured in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Thank you to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors  and Marie Malin for the six page coverage in the July 2012 issue!

We enjoyed having Marie participate in an Owl Stool workshop and write about her experience from start to finish. She truly captured the essence of the adventure of making your own owl stool–from joining the legs to the seat and sanding to applying the final coat of oil.  Marie also noticed one of our favorite moments in every workshop. It is the moment when people’s eyes light up with the sense of accomplishment and we hear “Wow, I made that”.

Beginning in June and lasting through November, GWS will offer Owl Stool Workshops every first and third Wednesday.  Groups making 6 or more stools may also call to schedule a private workshop.

If you would like to try out an Owl stool, stop by the Gallery or visit us at the Stonington Farmer’s Market beginning June 8th.

Geoff & the GWS Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

 

 

 

Wings, Waves & Woods Weekend

Posted on: May 16th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

What’s not to love about the Deer Isle/Stonington WINGS, WAVES & WOODS Festival?  We want to encourage everyone to join in the fun of exploring our beautiful area and birding by land, by sea and by art!  Checkout the schedule of events for May 18, 19 & 20th.  Yes, it is this weekend!

Being Owl fans, we are loving this year’s program cover!

The Owlet is by Frederica Marshall.

 

 

This year, Geoffrey Warner Studio is participating in the Wings…Weekend, by offering a special Owl Stool Workshop on Saturday from 9am-3pm.

Come build a memory with a friend.

The Owl Stool Workshop is $35 plus the cost of the kit that you select to assemble.  You can select the stool height(18″ or 24″) and the wood options for the seat are Cherry or Walnut.  All legs are Ash.

Call us to Register by Friday mid-day:  207.367.6555

Owl Stool Kit with completed stools in background

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Weekend!

Geoff & the GWS Team

Geoffrey Warner Studio

Stonington, Maine

 

 

One Door Opens…

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

We are always grateful when a publication showcases our work–it opens a door to a new set of viewers.  Thank you to Design New England who featured our new Rolling Owl Stools in their May/June issue.  Check out the “Local Wares” section and the other great features of this digital magazine.

Speaking of Doors — This week Geoff is heading to NYC to deliver the Live Edge Doors featured in an earlier blog.  Everyone is amazed by their beauty.  When we asked Geoff about the doors, he reflected: “These amazing live edge boards are as fine as any art or furniture I have seen. Nature’s beauty with a little help from our shop, gave a second life to what I’m sure were magnificent trees.  I wish I knew their history.”

  Four Live Edge Doors By Geoffrey Warner Studio

 

Guess the Wood Type: Elm, Maple, Olive or Walnut? (answer in next blog)

Let us know if you would like a Live Edge board from Hearne Hardwoods.

Our plan is to fill the van for the trip home.

Geoff & the GWS team

Geoffrey Warner Studio

[email protected]
 

 

 

 

 

Custom Doors & What’s Yours?

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Our current project is four interior doors for a New York family. With the desire to bring nature and character into their NYC apartment, Geoff selected 4 different live edge wood panels—English Wych Elm, Olive, Big Leaf Maple and European Walnut. This project began with creating a mahogany frame for each door.  Each live edge board is then sanded and routed to accept the custom-shaped mahogany splines that fill the space between the live edge and frame. To bring out the beautiful wood grain, each panel will receive 3 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. We look forward to showing you the final pieces in May.

Image above shows unfinished English Wych Elm door with an example of an oiled English Wych Elm board (left) in the background.

Custom Piece Opportunity ~ What’s Your Dream?

Geoff will be delivering these custom doors and visiting Hearne Hardwoods mid-May.  If you would like to give some beautiful wood a second life, Geoff can select the perfect live edge board for your project.  Please contact Geoff to discuss your table, desk, door or other furniture.  Contact Geoff by May 10th – we’re ready to fill our empty van before returning to the Studio!  Thank you.

Geoff and company

Geoffrey Warner Studio

**View additional commission projects.

 

On the Road Again!

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Spring is the time for planning our tradeshow schedule.  We look forward to seeing everyone sometime and someplace–beginning in May.

Mark your calendars:

Maine Home & Design Midcoast
Rockport, ME; June 30 & July 1, 2012
Blue Hill Fine Crafts
Blue Hill, ME; July 21-22, 2012
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Rockland, ME; August 10-12, 2012
Common Ground Fair
Unity, ME; Sept. 21-23, 2012
Fine Furnishings Show
Providence, RI; Nov. 2-4, 2012

We’ll also be at the Stonington Farmers Market beginning Friday May 25th!

In preparation for the shows, we are building Owl stools left and right!

Beginning this summer we will also be offering a 4-legged Owl Bar Stool with a back. We are taking orders!

Thanks for your support.

Geoff & GWS Team

Geoffrey Warner Studio
[email protected]