Custom Designs & Commissions

The New California Workshop is well equipped with both power and hand tools and produces a wide variety of finished products. Your design or mine, cabinets, furniture, or miscellaneous items made out of wood or copper sheet. Please scroll through the gallery for an idea of the possibilities. Contact me at timphill@comcast.net to schedule an appointment.

Tall Jewelry Armoire: $5,200 SOLD

Standing five feet tall with plenty of room for all your jewelry and other fine items, this one-of-a-kind armoire is as functional as it is attractive. It is made out of the rarest hardwoods; bubinga, birdseye maple, figured 'Big Leaf' maple, and ebony. Construction utilizes precise dovetail joinery throughout and is finished with several coats of an oil/poly blend sanded between each coat. The top coat is hand buffed microchrystaline wax. It has several rows of felted ring holders and a hidden compartment.

Copper Patina Redwood Gate - SOLD

Copper Patina Garden Gate: Apprx 38"x78"x2". Clear Heart (Bee Grade) redwood with 16 guage copper panel. Patina design created using a hot process with various chemicals, buffed and aged, sealed with Permalac and clear UV outdoor topcoat. Redwood treated with deep penetrating oil and UV top coat.

Chop Block, End Grain Cutting Board $325

Extra thick butcher block style cutting board made out of purple heart and rock maple. Board is apprx. 14"x18"x2" and features a deep juice groove, recessed handles, and rubber feet. It is finished with food safe Salad Bowl finish.

End grain cutting boards are preferred by professional chefs in the world's most exclusive kitchens. Their cutting surfaces are harder than long grain, are more durable, and easier on sharp edges. Since the fibers are aligned vertically like a stalk of wheat, the knife's edge passes between the fibers rather than across them, thus promoting sharp edges and reducing damage to the surface as found in cheaper boards. This also helps eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.

Extra Large End Grain Cutting Board - SOLD

Extra large cutting board made with seven wood species and treated with food safe Salad Bowl Finish. Board features a large juice groove. The center portion has been lowered 3/16" to create a reservoire. Board is apprx. 16"x22"x1 1/4" and mounted with non-skid rubber feet at the corners.

End grain cutting boards are preferred by professional chefs in the world's most exclusive kitchens. Their cutting surfaces are harder than long grain, are more durable, and easier on sharp edges. Since the fibers are aligned vertically like a stalk of wheat, the knife's edge passes between the fibers rather than across them, thus promoting sharp edges and reducing damage to the surface as found in cheaper boards. This also helps eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.

Tumble Block Cutting Board - SOLD

Similar to an MC Escher design, this end grain board creates a 3D effect and the pattern tricks the eye to create the illusion of tumbling blocks. It is made out of purple heart, ash, and maple. Dimensions are apprx. 12"x15"x1 1/2" and is coated with food safe salad bowl finish. The board is flat on both sides so either side can be used for cutting.

End grain cutting boards are preferred by professional chefs in the world's most exclusive kitchens. Their cutting surfaces are harder than long grain, are more durable, and easier on sharp edges. Since the fibers are aligned vertically like a stalk of wheat, the knife's edge passes between the fibers rather than across them, thus promoting sharp edges and reducing damage to the surface as found in cheaper boards. This also helps eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.

Wood Whisperer Design, End Grain Board - $235

This very large end grain board is based on The Wood Whisperer's classic race track design. At It is apprx. 16"x18"x1" it featurse two side cutting on extra large surfaces. . It is made out of rock maple and purple heart and finished with food safe salad bowl finish.

End grain cutting boards are preferred by professional chefs in the world's most exclusive kitchens. Their cutting surfaces are harder than long grain, are more durable, and easier on sharp edges. Since the fibers are aligned vertically like a stalk of wheat, the knife's edge passes between the fibers rather than across them, thus promoting sharp edges and reducing damage to the surface as found in cheaper boards. This also helps eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.

Large End Grain Cutting Board - $210

This is a larger than average board with a shallow juice groove on one side. Both sides can be used for cutting. It is made out of four types of wood and is finished with food safe salad bowl finish. It is apprx. 14"x18"x1"

This very large end grain board is based on The Wood Whisperer's classic race track design. At It is apprx. 16"x18"x1" it featurse two side cutting on extra large surfaces. . It is made out of rock maple and purple heart and finished with food safe salad bowl finish.

End grain cutting boards are preferred by professional chefs in the world's most exclusive kitchens. Their cutting surfaces are harder than long grain, are more durable, and easier on sharp edges. Since the fibers are aligned vertically like a stalk of wheat, the knife's edge passes between the fibers rather than across them, thus promoting sharp edges and reducing damage to the surface as found in cheaper boards. This also helps eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.

Small Jewelry Box - SOLD

Small jewelry box made out of wenge and birdseye maple lined in red silverware felt. It is finished with several coats of a poly-oil blend and buffed out with microcrystalline wax. Hinges are thick solid brass with a 95 degree stop.