Archive for Howard Green

Custom Elliptical Oval Credenza

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by johnwiggers

In my recent television interview with Howard Green of BNN (Business News Network) I was asked to describe a favorite furniture piece made over the past 30 years.

My answer was the Virginian Credenza, which was designed by J. Wade Beam and has been made by us exclusively for a company called Brueton for almost 2 decades.

Recently we completed a custom variation of this credenza.

Measuring 96″ long x 19″ deep x 29″ high this piece was carefully crafted from a spectacular bundle of silver dyed figured Sycamore veneer.

The solid maple bullnose edge was stained and toned to match.

On top of the credenza a special enclosure was made to conceal a flat screen television.

The finished credenza was specially crated for shipment via ocean container to an installation in Moscow.

Interview with Howard Green on BNN

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by johnwiggers

A few weeks ago a producer from Business News Network (BNN) called asking me to participate in an interview entitled “The Business of Craftmanship”.

The focus of the segment was to discover how people can turn the craft of making things into an actual business, and in addition to me discussing the craft of fine furniture making there were also interviews with custom guitar maker William “Grit” Laskin, and shoemaker-to-the-stars John Fluevog.

The interview took place last Tuesday at a gallery in Toronto called Industrial Storm, and it would be an understatement to say that I was incredibly nervous going in.

Thankfully the show’s host Howard Green was incredibly professional and easy going, and his friendly, relaxed demeanor worked wonders setting me at ease before the interview began.

Howard’s interview with me can be seen at the following link:

http://watch.bnn.ca/headline/#clip590938

Meanwhile Howard’s interview with William “Grit” Laskin is here, and the interview with John Fluevog is here.