send me the bill
summer thieves
the stray birds
joe ellis
woggi noggi
kenny gross
the blame
sporting hill ramblers
robert bobby
doll house
eagles n' flags
amazingly life-like
tascam porta-two repair
kurzweil key fix
squire amp buzz fix

Last night I sanded and sanded until I wore most of the spare skin off my fingers and thumbs. Here's what I was sanding.

apogee end table
apogee end table v8.0, Ⓒ 2016, j.banner
acrylic, stainless steel.
(click photo for larger photo)

This version has an acrylic top, but the plan is to use laminated plywood, which will compliment california dreamin', the coffee table. Eventually there will be built-in usb power ports and a light.

apogee end table lower

This a view underneath, where the yellow bit represents a cover for the back of the 4-port usb charging unit. The light location is yet to be determined.

end table
Apogee end table v7.0, Ⓒ 2016, j.banner
Acrylic, laminated plywood, stainless steel.

A first look at an end table. The plan is to make it electric.


Today I wanted to begin designing the end table and lamp to go with California Dreamin' Coffee Table but I didn't get the time for it. I did have enough time to suss out a logo to go with my brand...

j.banner Logo 07d2, Ⓒ 2016, j.banner

Highly recursive, and it's also self-referential.


california dreaming-2
California Dreamin' Coffee Table, Ⓒ 2016, j.banner

I took 99 pictures of this thing this afternoon. Yesterday I stained the edge grain, and today I joined the two parts of the base together, then added feet and felt pads.

Click the photo to see it in a larger size.

How would it look in your studio?


I've been enjoying images of mid-century modern homes in California. I don't know why, now, especially, but I like the glass walls and courtyards, the pools and the flat roofs.

Today I was inspired to send some props to the land of my dreams. I had time at work, and they are generous with scrap materials, so...

california dreaming

California Dreamin' Coffee Table.

Acrylic top, laminated plywood base.

It's hard to take a picture of this thing, but it feels friendly, and it feels innocent.

Can a table be innocent?

I'm considering some color- maybe tinting the exposed endgrain.