A New Barn and Workshop for SláinteHome

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Our new barn is finally becoming a reality and we are excited. Dare we say, full of cheer? It is located much closer to our home. In fact, it is about 170 feet from our back door. We designed and built it too. No longer will we need to drive all over Geauga County to search our inventory of high character woods. Amish barns all over Geauga County will soon have more room. Watch for our Grand Opening in the spring of 2018.
See you here soon,
Debby & Leo
SlainteHome

The Early Bird Art & Craft Show - Saturday, March 4th, 2017

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Hello everyone, we haven't seen many of you since last December. Time flies and now Spring is just days away. Come and join us for our first show this year. We would love to see you, Take a break from your busy schedule. Stop in at The Early Bird Art & Craft Show at Lowe's Greenhouse this coming Saturday, March 4, 2017. We will be showing our newest handcrafted Wood, Stone, Steel, and Glass creations.

We hope to see you there!

Location:
The Early Bird Art & Craft Show
Lowe's Greenhouse
16540 Chillicothe Road
Chagrin Falls, 44023
Open to the public. No Admission Charge.

Date: Saturday March 4th, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Spring and St. Patrick's Day are both days away. Sláinte

Walnut and Tube Steel Hall Tree

This is a Custom Order Hall Tree. Its' Style is Classic, it is 6 feet tall, has a 32" Wide Bench Seat with Backrest, and 5 Blacksmith Created Craftsman Style Double Hooks. The bench was made from beautiful crouch walnut wood with tiger figuring. It would be a worthy addition to almost any home.

This is a Custom Order Hall Tree. Its' Style is Classic, it is 6 feet tall, has a 32" Wide Bench Seat with Backrest, and 5 Blacksmith Created Craftsman Style Double Hooks. The bench was made from beautiful crouch walnut wood with tiger figuring. It would be a worthy addition to almost any home.

Here is a picture from another angle.

The Tube Steel Frame is finished in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

The Tube Steel Frame is finished in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

This Gorgeous Table is much more than it appears to be...

Seen here is a Custom Ordered Table 36" Tall x 42" Wide x 18" Deep. The Top is Highly Figured White Oak with Inlaid Natural Slate and a Hand Rubbed Tung Oil Finish. The base is Tube Steel with a Rubbed Oil Bronze finish. At times it will be used as an Kitchen Island.

Seen here is a Custom Ordered Table 36" Tall x 42" Wide x 18" Deep. The Top is Highly Figured White Oak with Inlaid Natural Slate and a Hand Rubbed Tung Oil Finish. The base is Tube Steel with a Rubbed Oil Bronze finish. At times it will be used as an Kitchen Island.

The Top is Highly Figured White Oak with Inlaid Natural Slate. Look closely at the mitered  corners to see how the grains meet and flow around the inlaid natural stone. Pretty Tricky, Huh?

It easily Morphs into an 18" Tall Hall Bench. The owners will add their Padded seat cover before the guests arrive, and...

It easily Morphs into an 18" Tall Hall Bench. The owners will add their Padded seat cover before the guests arrive, and...

...take the ADDITIONAL one piece 1 1/2" Thick Live Edge Walnut Slab Top, with the Natural Hand Rubbed Tung Oil Finish, out of the closet and add it to the Lower base (removed from the picture above) then...

...take the ADDITIONAL one piece 1 1/2" Thick Live Edge Walnut Slab Top, with the Natural Hand Rubbed Tung Oil Finish, out of the closet and add it to the Lower base (removed from the picture above) then...

...it become an ADDITIONAL 20" Tall Bench. Both Benches easily stack Back together to become the Kitchen Island again. 

...it become an ADDITIONAL 20" Tall Bench. Both Benches easily stack Back together to become the Kitchen Island again. 

The owners needed a piece of furniture to act as a Kitchen Island when need be, then change into extra seating space depending on their social circumstances in just a minute. They are THRILLED with the final results. Oh, by the way, both bases have strong scratch reducing pads on their feet too! What do you think? We would Love to make Something Special for you too. Every piece we make is one of a kind. This concept can be adapted to your wishes too.

The owners needed a piece of furniture to act as a Kitchen Island when need be, then change into extra seating space depending on their social circumstances in just a minute. They are THRILLED with the final results.

Oh, by the way, both bases have strong scratch reducing pads on their feet too!

What do you think? We would Love to make Something Special for you too. Every piece we make is one of a kind. This concept can be adapted to your wishes too.

Pictures from Satisfied Customers

"We love the table, couldn't be happier with it."

Yesterday we received these pictures from one of the families that ordered something special from us. They found some great looking dining room chairs for the Quarter Sawn Red Oak Trestle Table we created. We think the chairs and table look fabulous together. Sláinte! Hopefully they will send us a picture with a baby chair at the table soon. Thank you for the pictures Jen and Ben.

Recently delivered Custom Ordered Counter High Tables

Soon you will be able to see these new counter height tables at a new health food restaurant and store in Lakewood Ohio. They were Custom Ordered and Created for Nature's Oasis on Detroit Ave. I cannot wait to stop in and have a bite to eat while standing at a table handcrafted by SláinteHome. Sounds like an interesting menu. Best of luck to Nature's Oasis and the best of health to its customers. The picture below shows the character in the wood tops. They still needed more hand sanding and a final coat of the hand rubbed natural oil finish.

This is just one one the finished tables. They are each ten feet long, 20+" deep. The tops are made of Beech Wood with flamed grain, lots of character, a live edge on the front side, and a hard natural Tung Oil finish. The legs are made of welded steel tubing and painted Satin Black with scratch padded feet. The tables are 42" tall have plenty of room to accommodate 5 adults each either on bar stools or standing.

The Fun of Creating Your Own

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Hudson's Art on the Green

Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:00am   Sun, Aug 28, 2016 5:00pm
This is a 2 day show, ending at 5 p.m. each day. It is located on the South Green (corner of Rt. 91 and just south of Rt. 303) in historic Hudson Ohio.

Hope to see you there. We will have lots of special new things.

Now, Coffee Tables and Benches with options.

Pick the Top you want.
Pick the Legs you want.
Assemble your table at home (we will show you how).
Or we can assemble it for you.

You are not limited to coffee tables or benches either. We custom design and create Handcrafted Furniture and Accessories worthy of becoming family heirlooms. They will be even more special since you will be a part of creating it.

Click HERE for more information about creating a special something for someone. special.

Finding the right wood for the project.

Finding the right wood is one of the hardest parts of creating our wood furniture and accessories. Each piece of wood changes from the time it is cut, milled and ready to use. Then it transforms once again when the final finish is applied and buffed to a soft finish. The picture above is of a load of Tiger Maple that we had just dropped off at the kiln. We will see this load again in three to four months. An experienced eye can see a lot of the Tiger Stripe effect that will be easily seen in the finished product.

Below you will see two book matched Tap Hole Hard Maple Slabs. Each one is 2.25" thick, 22" wide, and 6 feet long. It is highly figured with Tiger Stripes. The streams of color in the wood are created by tapping the tree for maple sugar. The few holes that you can see are the actual tap holes from sugaring. This is an exceptionally beautiful piece of wood. We have enough of this same tree to create a Heirloom Quality Trestle Table. That is unless you can think of a more exciting way to use it.

Also (see below) we just inventoried a small amount of Highly Charactered White Oak with Tiger Stripes and In-Grown Bark. Most likely we will make it into coat racks or mirror frames. If you can image it the wood for something have considered creating then let us know.

This wood is Highly Figured Circular Sawn White Oak with Some Tigerish Striping and Unusual In-Grown Bark. We have these boards and a few more. Are you imagining something you want made from this wood then let us know.

This wood is Highly Figured Circular Sawn White Oak with Some Tigerish Striping and Unusual In-Grown Bark. We have these boards and a few more. Are you imagining something you want made from this wood then let us know.

Something Special for Someone Special - Handcrafted Furniture

We got a call recently from someone that had seen our work at the Cleveland Flea. Ben, for that's his name, wondered if we could make him a dining room table. He wanted something really special. It was to be a surprise for his wife, but with all the planning and conversations back and forth Jen, his wife, soon found out. This was a good thing because she was now able to help with the design.

Many people still do not know that most of our furniture work is by custom order. It's very enjoyable for folks to become involved in the planning and design of their special piece.

There is a lot of drawing, searching, milling, planning, and sanding that happens before wood is ready to make into a quality piece of furniture. But finding just the right wood is a major part of the finished product.

Oops, back to the story. Ben and Jen decided on a 40" x 72" Quarter Sawn Red Oak Live Edge Trestle Table, with mortise, tenon, and peg construction.  They requested a warm medium dark brown tone and a hand rubbed Tung Oil finish. Leo made a drawing, we discussed woods, and then we started.

A couple of days ago the table went home to its new family to use and enjoy. We hope that this table will be passed down to future generations to also use and enjoy.  Here are a few pictures we took along the way. Just click on the picture to move to the next picture each time.

Thank you Ben and Jen for giving us the opportunity to design and build this Handcrafted Heirloom Quality Table as an addition to your home. May it serve you and your family well for many years to come. Sláinte! 

All the best,
Debby and Leo
SláinteHome

A Bushel Basket of ...

A tisk it a task it, a bushel basket full of new SláinteHome Cutting Boards just in time for your fresh summer produce. Stop by and see us at The Cleveland Flea this Saturday. We'll be bringing some new furniture pieces as well as some primo vintage stuff. Leo & Debby

Making a Special Gift even More Personal

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Sometimes its hard to come up with a really personal gift for Dad. Just going and buying something doesn’t seem very special. So we thought it would be fun if you could put together Dad’s favorite charcuterie choices and present them on a SlainteHome Serving or Cutting Board. Maybe Dad will be so happy he’ll share! They say the best gifts are the ones that are shared.

The day will pass by quickly. But it’s a day you will recall. For it’s a memory you’re creating. The gift is a cherished reminder of it all.

Happy Father’s Day

Stop by and see Leo this weekend at The Cleveland Flea or Debby at the Cudell Arts Festival.

Sláinte!
SlainteHome.com

 

Strawberries in June

What could be more prefect than fresh strawberries in June? When we were living in Ireland we would always see roadside signs for "Wexford Strawberries". Sadly, these strawberries are not from Wexford and we are not on an Irish roadway stopping to buy some. But, these wonderful fresh strawberries are right out of our garden. Deborah's Russian grandmother always said the only way to eat strawberries is with sour cream and a touch of sugar. You will enjoy serving some to your friends.

Strawberries Romanoff
Strawberries
Brown Sugar
Sour Cream

Wash and cut up strawberries. Lightly toss with granulated sugar. Top with a dollop of sour cream & brown sugar. Serve with sparkling wine or water. Feel free to substitute yogurt for the sour cream. Or try adding a splash of Triple Sec or Grand Marnier to the strawberries. Sláinte!

Hope to see you at The Cleveland Flea next weekend June 11th.

We have been busy!

What with the May Cleveland Flea being rained out and some recent lucky finds we are overflowing with great stuff! Here is a quick look at some of our most recent finds including a beautiful 8' antique oak farm table and lots of goodies from the old Oakwood Country Club closing. Of course we will be bringing our regular handcrafted items to our upcoming shows. In time for the next show we will have a unique Cherry slab trestle coffee table. You can get a glimpse "for first dibs" in the next few days right here. We will post a picture of the coffee table soon. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

Mother Nature Discount

This gorgeous coffee table is made of one solid "live edge" slab of Walnut. The legs are 2" tube steel primed and painted "Oiled Bronze". There will never be another one just like it. See more details at SlainteHome.com/Shop.

This gorgeous coffee table is made of one solid "live edge" slab of Walnut. The legs are 2" tube steel primed and painted "Oiled Bronze". There will never be another one just like it. See more details at SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Sorry if we missed you at the Cleveland Flea Saturday. We can weather the cold by adding on clothing and moving around. We can protect ourselves and our goods with a tent from the rain. Well, sorta’. We can cling to the tent frame at the top and the sides when a steady wind turns into a healthy gust. We can pray that if our tent goes it would not fall into another vendor’s tent, damage their goods, and heaven forbid hurt someone. We can try to forget any hope of at least few satisfied customers.

Or we could stay home and post a few pictures. It was not an easy decision. We had lots of New Things we wanted to share with you. We look forward to the Shows as much as you do. But, then we imagined arriving at home at the end of such a day. Not a good idea.

Our heartfelt support for those of you that braved the day.

Thank you!

To show our appreciation of your courage we offer you a Special Mother Nature 15% Discount on any item at SlainteHome.com. You can even pass the Discount on to your friends and relatives. Just go to SlainteHome.com and click on the Shop tab to find the Discount Code. The Code is in a gray box titled Mother Nature Discount after the other category selections. Click the gray box and the Discount Code will appear. Write it down. If you find something you want to purchase just use the Discount Code when you place your order. The Discount Code will be GOOD THROUGH MAY 31, 2016.

Hope to see you on June 11th, on a better day, at The Cleveland Flea. Check out the Events tab at SlainteHome.com to see dates of other SHOWS locations for 2016.

Natural "Live Edge" Maple Server with Inlaid Reclaimed Barn roof Slate. For more details go to SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Natural "Live Edge" Maple Server with Inlaid Reclaimed Barn roof Slate. For more details go to SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Maple Server with beautiful natural character and cutout handles. See more details at SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Maple Server with beautiful natural character and cutout handles. See more details at SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Simple, Beautiful, Oversized Cherry with inlaid reclaimed and repurposed barn roof slate. For more details see SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Simple, Beautiful, Oversized Cherry with inlaid reclaimed and repurposed barn roof slate. For more details see SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Flamed Cherry Wood top on contemporary ribar hair-Pin legs. Legs are primed and clear coated. For more details see SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Flamed Cherry Wood top on contemporary ribar hair-Pin legs. Legs are primed and clear coated. For more details see SlainteHome.com/Shop.

Beautiful Day at The Cleveland Flea

Spring finally blossomed yesterday and it seemed like everyone was out enjoying it at The Cleveland Flea. Thanks to you, we had a great show. It was so much fun to see all our previous customers and to make some new friends too. We were thrilled and humbled by the comments on the style and craftsmanship of our new furniture. We were surprised and pleased by the number of people requesting custom made furniture and accessories! It made us feel wonderful to see the pleasure that our work brings to our customers. We took this picture just before the show opened. A few moments later the isles were full. Thanks again. Slainte!