We just received these photos of a conference table we designed for a client in Ohio. The client is an innovative environmental designer which specializes in changing people’s behavior through the design of physical space. The conference table, from our Crescent line, features a boat shape top with our “Scratched” glass finish. The table was installed in a training facility designed by our client. We also provided several pieces of “Scratched” glass which were used to create signage and counters in the space.
Stoneline’s office will be closed from December 22 until January 4. Whether you set your holiday table with a tree, a menorah, a kinara, or even an aluminum pole, we hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!
We recently made a couple of special pieces for an orthopedic surgeon in Pullman, WA: a large custom designed display cabinet, and matching credenza with Blue Pearl granite top. We consulted with the client extensively to design furniture that would be perfect for his office.
A flash of inspiration is sometimes described as a “light bulb moment.” In some cases the light bulb isn’t just a metaphor.
As part of our commitment to energy efficiency, Stoneline Designs is working to reduce our total power consumption by 30%. We reached a big percentage of that goal in 2009, thanks to light bulbs.
In this photo, Stoneline artisan Dave continues work on the desk he and Chuck glued up a few days before. Dave uses a chisel and sandpaper to remove imperfections like dried glue marks, and make the tiny adjustments necessary to be sure every inch of the desk meets our quality standard. He will spend many hours on this step of building the desk.
In wood furniture construction “gluing up” is the crucial step when all the parts come together and the finished piece takes shape. In these photos, watch as Stoneline artisans Dave and Chuck glue up a Cessina desk.
This conference table is from very recent history: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), 3 September 2008. Secretary Gates expressed support for defense ministers throughout the Americas to work together “while also respecting and honoring the sovereignty of each nation.” He also spoke on the need for cooperative disaster relief: “We still do not have a comprehensive, hemispherewide mechanism to channel outside assistance to disaster areas effectively.”
We received this question from a reader:
Q. Today a Zimbabwe granite counter was installed in our kitchen. It was thereafter cleaned by a house cleaning company, I presume with regular cleaning material. Afterwards it showed stripes which we can’t get out anymore. We only tried with water, as we did not dare to use any strong material. Please advise if and how we can solve this.
A. You will need to ask your stone fabricator as they probably used a sealer on the stone and you will want to make sure that the cleaning products you use are compatible with their sealer. On stone finished with our sealer, we use a glass cleaning product (Windex) for difficult streaks.
In 1621 the pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag sat down together to share a harvest feast. Take a moment to be thankful for all the good things in life, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
Stoneline Designs is pleased to add the Bamboo Conference Table to our line of custom designed, hand built conference tables. The Bamboo Conference Table is sustainable inside and out: the top and pedestal feature bamboo veneer, a renewable resource. The substrate is low emissions MDF, made with no formaldehyde-based glue. And the table is finished with a water based, low VOC finish. Read More