I never thought a drill press would be my favorite tool in the shop but this thing has won me over. @jet.woodworking making my morning of a five hundred holes pure joy.
Built some big ole rolling retail walls for the new @patagonianashville store! Want to see the finish product? Come on out to their Grand Opening Party tonight! It’s inspiring working for a client that cares about where materials come from. This store has collaborated with a least a dozen wonderful Nashville Makers -Who does that!? Ironically @loveyourworkpodcast was saving a barn from time when we needed a ton of reclaimed material, look out for the Barn Escapades episode! Coincidentally I was surfing in Ventura with the Patagonia HQ crew for the past year before moving back to Nashville the same year they opened a store here. This company has meant a lot to my community and I’m so thankful to get a chance to help build their brand. Vote with your dollar Nashville! Hope to see you tonight! 📸: @david_od 📸 : @kailey_bailey
Hostess Stand for @dreamhotels Printers Alley location. One piece of sheet metal wrapped around maple shelves complete with hover casters. Simple solid and ready to repeat.
Gather round y’all.
@nikawoodworking with the meat, @oforigindesign with the potatoes, @stericdesign with the jello surprise.
#walnut #woodworking #didweeventouchthistable?
Having a custom shop and multitalented crew leads to some off-the-wall projects. This was a wild one. Three trade show booths going to three states in three weeks! @groove.life pushed us and we loved almost every minute of it.
Magnetic accessories, backlit panels, tv’s, floating signage, what else can you ask for?
Currently in Vegas installing the last of three, wish me luck!
Heads have been down for a month grinding out another @slimandhuskys in partnership with @kiddeppsartshop. Teamwork makes the dream work and our team is getting stronger every day.
We added adjustable feet, metal kick plates and a trestle to take these tables to the next level of indestructibility. #customcommercial #woodworking
Get on over to @hossburgers new brick and mortar, it’s poppin’!
One of the first projects out the door for Kyle and I was featured in Architectural Digest! (Link in bio) Thankful to be brought in by @studiok_spaces to help @shopgoodwin open their first store. Great folks great ideas, cheers to turning dreams into reality @elise_joseph!
When Jeff says “jump”, we say “Onto this this 12’x44” oak table?” And he says “yeah”, then all three splines pop in at once and we dance all the way home!
Almost out of the woods with this monster, thanks for the ambitious collaboration @loganpotts. Bring a crane tomorrow.
Here is a photo of the ole days. Back when Jeff Estes, Nate Akey, and I (Jon Dalman) were side-by-side in Fort Houston running from our day jobs. Learning as much as we could from each other, saying yes to everything (not much changed there), perfecting our crafts and, not taking ourselves too seriously. Nate had just learned to weld - he helped me weld up the photo booth that took this shot. Our minds were blown and quite satisfied that a welder could join two pieces of metal together stronger than any slick joinery would ever bind two pieces of wood.
For the next four years we went down our own paths, Nate and Jeff with Five String, and me with a smattering of small business ideas and as much traveling as possible, until now. Now I am here with my partner Kyle Miller to help steer this ship that is Five String.
It’s hard to follow a post like Jeff’s. A legacy like his... I could talk about how I share all of the same sentiments and passions as him. Craftsmanship, community, crew, hard work and love for all those we get to build with. But I’d rather show you. It will take time, but stick around for the journey and I promise we won’t let you down. We’re so grateful to be designing, building, and most importantly posting Instagram updates for YOU, the folks that keep us cranking in the shop.