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Jared Rusten  Original California series, Modern Rocking Chair + renovating an historic warehouse. J. Rusten Furniture Studio. Est. 2002


Okay, now the weekend can start. #honeydid #jrfs #726weber

A long week of prototyping... clients on their way for the pitch. #jrfs #chairdesign #studiofurniture

Built this table in 2011. The slab came from an orchard tree I milled in 2004. It lived in California, then Tokyo, and now it's back. Held up pretty well for daily use with no maintenance. Just a few cup rings and a slightly dull spot from mouse use. Features: Claro/English walnut graft line and the last bow-tie inlay I expect to do. Back in the studio this week for a little retrofit and refresh. (No filter) #jrfs #orchardslabtable

Another #tbt. One of my early pieces from 2002/2003. Curly maple with walnut "stringers" in the top, half-round ebony wedges, long sliding dovetails, and bent laminated walnut legs. This table sat in a gallery in Solana Beach for years... literally, I think 8 years... forgotten about, in some upstairs annex. I finally rescued it and sold it to a client in Chicago. #jrfs #almost90's

#tbt The Mulligrubs ...1993? 17 years old. Our teenage rebellion was to wear suits and cover John Lee Hooker/Little Walter/Muddy Waters songs. If it's not clear, this photo was taken at some sort of church dance.

@emilyoest still making things cute in the midst of a very slow renovation. #jrfs #726weber

New favorite desk shape and new favorite wood: CA salvaged Chinese Elm. #jrfs #LockeDesk

This 20" diameter table will host a lamp. It always bugs me when a cord falls inelegantly over the side of a piece of furniture. There was a small inclusion that I exaggerated into a plug-sized knothole, so the cord could fall directly from the lamp base to the floor and out of sight. #jrfs #knotholecablemanagement

Here's the full suite delivered on Sunday: Cupertino Cantilever table, round side table with cast bronze legs, maple receiver cabinet. (Dovetails, edge profile, legs, base angles all at 8/82 degrees.) In the midst of working on new designs, it's nice to be asked to build familiar pieces from earlier collections. I built the first Cupertino Cantilever table for ICFF 2006. #jrfs #cupertinocantilever #asymmetricaldovetails

Small cabinet base underside. #jrfs #asymmetricaldovetails

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