Thursday, July 17, 2014

GRAND OPENING!

Hello All,

This week, we are thrilled to announce that several of my pieces are now on display at Your Home Design Center in Colorado Springs, CO!  Their new showroom on Garden of the Gods Road, just west of I-25,  will be celebrating their Grand Opening THIS Saturday, July 19th.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

For you Google-Mappers, their address is:  802 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO  80907.

Eitz Hadar Woodworks will be displaying five pieces from our M114 Entry Collection;  two mirror/shelf ensembles and a hall table.  Designs in our M114 Collection are unified by the extensive use of exposed joinery and a meticulously hand-carved, scalloped motif.  Our contemporary adaptation of a traditional Shoji-screen room divider is also on display.

Today, I finished installing our mirrors and shelves, shown in the photo below.  More designs are "in the works" so stay tuned for future announcements.  Of course, you can always view many of our designs on-line at http://www.EitzHadar.com.


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Looking forward to hearing about your visits!  Of course, if I can answer any questions about custom furniture, please email me at yitz@eitzhadar.com.


Thanks!
Yitz

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beetle-kill Pine Room Divider

Well, New Year's resolution to write one post a month lasted...well, about a month.  Here's installment #2 for 2014!  Lots happening in general out here in Colorado and I have a few projects on the bench right now, so Yitz is a-hoppin'.

Today's project is a Beetle-kill Pine Room Divider I recently built.  It's got it all:  the rustic look, live edges, sawmill finish (on the reverse), and negative space.  It's made of reclaimed beetle-kill pine with an oil finish.  The frame is also beetle-kill, but dyed grey with a water soluble dye. Overall, this room divider is 80 inches tall and 96 inches wide.

Beetle-kill pine is wood from ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees that have been attacked and killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae).  When the beetles have killed the tree, they leave behind the distinctive blue staining.  The affected trees are harvested and the lumber finds it's way into beautiful furniture and building products for your home.

What do you think?


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Amazingly Versatile Glass-tile Mosaics



Happy 2014 and welcome back!  By now, I’ve pretty much stopped shamelessly trolling for Happy Birthday wishes and it’s time to get back to work.  (It was just this week so, if you missed it, it’s still not too late….)  In this installment, I’m going to rave about glass-tile mosaics.

I work with a company on the East Coast that makes amazing mosaics with multi-colored 3/8-inch glass tiles.  Starting with any artwork (e.g. photo, painting, graphics, etc.), their high-tech process cranks out decorative works of art.  The attached, rendered tear sheet shows a concept I am developing for a client.  If you look closely, you can see the tiny individual tiles in each mosaic.  Here, I am two possibilities with different framing options:  grinder finished stainless steel and solid cherry hardwood pegged at the corners.

Glass-tile mosaics are extremely versatile.  You can easily incorporate any theme into your interiors:  history, science, technology, nature, etc.  You are limited only by your imagination!  They make a durable, washable surface that’s rated for residential floors.  They’re can also be installed in wet environments (e.g. shower stalls) or even underwater!

Please contact me if I can provide any information regarding this amazing, versatile product.  Of course, you can always call me to talk about custom furniture too.

Wishing you a prosperous 2014!


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

M114 Collection: We are go for launch...

Eitz Hadar Woodworks is beyond excited to announce the launch of our very first line:  The M114 Collection!

  
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Conceived in the funk of the Brooklyn studio scene and now handcrafted by Yitz Finch in the shadow of the Rockies, the M114 Collection is an assortment of entryway cabinetry and mirrors.  These pieces offer a place to drop work at the door when you arrive home and a launch pad into a productive day when you leave.  The collection is unified through naturally finished hardwoods, exposed joinery, and meticulously hand-carved scallops.  Mix and match cabinets and mirrors to perfectly accessorize the entry to your home.


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Currently, the collection includes two cabinet styles, paired with either round or square mirrors, each available in four sizes.  However, more designs will be added in the coming weeks.  Of course, since we are a custom shop, please inquire about custom designs, shapes, or finishes to match your decorating project.

For more information, or to receive a full-color catalog and pricing, please contact us at info@EitzHadar.com.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eitz Hadar - The Movie

How happy and excited are your interior design clients with your suppliers' work?  We have captured the excitement of receiving a piece of furniture from Eitz Hadar Woodworks on film!
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A few weeks ago we delivered this eight-foot-tall cherry armoire to a client in Queens. Shari was an extremely good sport and agreed to be filmed as she saw her piece for the first time. Here then, is my first attempt at film-making. Enjoy!

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(A note to cinematography critics: I understand that the piece in not in the shot. However, the bedroom was very small and I could not capture the look on Shari's face and the armoire in the same frame. You keep making movies; I'll keep building furniture!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lunch with Ann

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having lunch with Ann Bingley Gallops, a long-time Twitter connection who happens to be a Feng Shui consultant here in Brooklyn, not too far from my woodshop. We met at Cafe K on 18th Avenue in Boro Park and enjoyed delicious food and great conversation. One advantage a lunch meeting has over Twittering is that we asked questions and exchanged ideas with way over 140 characters! I learned a lot about the art of Feng Shui and I hope Ann learned something about the art of designing and building furniture.

Ann's consultancy is called Open Spaces Feng Shui and you can learn, in great detail, about how she can help you by visiting her website:  openspacesfengshui.com
. She is smart, personable, grounded, and sincere in her desire to improve people's lives through the application of Feng Shui.

Borrowing heavily from Ann's website:


Attract good energy, healthy relationships, abundance and prosperity with a "Feng Shui makeover" of your home, office or business.
With the best Feng Shui design in your environment you'll get unstuck and begin energetically attracting what you desire into your life and business. During a consultation, you receive step-by-step guidance as to the best Feng Shui adjustments for your home, office or business. From layout to color selection, and from furniture placement to artwork, Ann looks at every part of your space to create an environment that supports you in every way.

Over lunch, we discussed specifically how furniture influences Feng Shui. I learned that the size, shape, color, materials, and placement of furniture all affect the “flow of Chi energy” through your home or office. As a custom artisan, I have the unique ability to optimize all of these characteristics in a beautiful piece of furniture made expressly for you.
 
While looking through my portfolio, Ann noted that my shoji screen, shown here, creates a graceful way to guide Chi energy through a living space while creating divisions within a room. The wood and paper add the elements of Wood and Earth to repair a room that is “out of balance” in Feng Shui terms.

Ann also agreed that custom designed and built furniture can also bring Feng Shui balance to your environment. She noted, for example, that wood is the best material for headboards. A solid headboard with curved lines creates a sense of security, “The Mountain” in Feng Shui terms, which contributes to getting a good night's sleep.

So, if you are looking to energize your life, business, or relationships, give Ann a call and tell her you think that some custom furniture might just do the trick. Also, if you are an interior design professional in the New York City area, or just visiting, give me a call and let's do lunch!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hand-Carved Hebrew Verses




Beautiful hand-carved Hebrew verses are one of the unique offerings available from Eitz Hadar Woodworks. Available in a variety of hardwoods, finishes, and in almost any size, you can design a hand-carved verse to fit anywhere and compliment any decor. These beautiful works of art make unique, deeply meaningful gifts for home, office, or synagogue that can commemorate weddings, births, or almost any life-cycle event.

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Our latest verse, shown above, was recently installed below the zeicher in the entryway of the client's home in Brooklyn, NY. In some Jewish homes, the zeicher is a patch of wall left unfinished to remind us of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago. In modern terms, it should remind us that our comfortable homes are not complete while so much work remains to repair our World. The verse in this carving is taken from Psalm 137 and, translated from Hebrew, reads "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning." Like the zeicher, this verse exhorts us to remember Jerusalem, the Holy Temple, and our lives' purpose.

This piece is hand-carved in ribbon stripe mahogany by Yitz Finch the Brooklyn studio of Eitz Hadar Woodworks. The calligraphy is hand-drawn using the same guidelines Jewish scribes use to write Ashkenazic (from the Eastern European tradition) Torah scrolls. No computerized equipment is used to produce these works of art. Here, the letters art expertly gilded in 23 karat gold by Yitz's friend George from Of Hand and Soul.

Like the example described here, client's can select a verse to express heartfelt feelings or commemorate life-cycle events:

  • Grateful for your blessings? Say it with Psalm 118: "Give thanks to God for he is good."

  • Buy a new home? Commemorate the purchase with Pirkei Avos 1:4: "Let your house be a meeting place for sages."

  • A child graduates from medical school? Give them Jeremiah 17:14: "Heal us God and we will be healed."

Of course, if you do not have a specific verse in mind, Yitz will work with you to find just the right one.

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Hand-carved Hebrew verses let you put some Torah inspiration over a doorway, over a mantle, in your garden, or in nearly any room in your home, office, or synagogue. They are also beautiful when viewed up close, which reveals the hundreds of chisel marks in each letter, demonstrating the care and patience that goes into each verse. To signify the relationship between artisan and client, Yitz carves his signature and the date on the back of each piece.

Prices for hand-carved Hebrew verses start as low as $500 for a short verse, or a Hebrew name. A verse of the length shown above starts at $950. Additional charges apply for painted or gilded letters, as well as NY Sales Tax and shipping if applicable. Contact Yitz directly through the Eitz Hadar Woodworks web site or send an email to yitz@eitzhadar.com.

We look forward to making one for you!