Kent Christman, Master Carpenter

Several weeks ago I visited my friend Kent at his wood working shop in Cambridge. You may recall that we featured his wife Lyda Kuth and her beautiful new film, Love and Other Anxieties, this past summer.

It was my lucky day because Kent had just completed a commission for this exquisite table and was setting it up to show his friend Norm Abram (This Old House). The table is both a dining table, when fully assembled, and a collection of stand alone side tables. I thought GMG readers would like to see not only snapshots of the table, but the way in which Kent documented the fabrication of the custom table–an exceptional example of both an instructional how-to and marketing tool for designers and builders. From the initial concept mock-up to the laser engraved labels, Kent beautifully photographed every step of the construction process in Link to Custom Table Fabrication Process.

Kent Christman

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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4 Responses to Kent Christman, Master Carpenter

  1. Alicia says:

    That’s a pretty amazing table. Nice work!

    • Kim Smith says:

      Yes Alicia, and even more gorgeous in real life, truly a work of art! Kent is the most amazing craftsmen, but then again we are used to super high quality master carpenters, with organ builders Greg Bover of C.B Fisk and Jeremy Adams in our midst!

  2. Paula O'Brien says:

    Absolutely a work of art! I had no idea the amount of work that would go into a piece like this. I loved the slide show. I’m blown away!

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