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Hello, I'm Steven. Thanks for visiting my shop!

I try to make things that are as beautiful as they are curious, useful and informative.

Trained in mechanical engineering and architecture, I attempt to mesh the investigation and rigor of engineering with the vision and poetry of architecture.

As a long-time maker and builder, I've enjoyed working in many materials and scales. Learning digital fabrication has opened up new worlds of possibilities.

How we live and use resources is never far from my mind. Much of my work is built from reclaimed material, rescued (as I like to say) from certain destruction. I love the idea of an old piece of wood being resurfaced, recut and rebuilt for a new life. On the other hand, birch plywood is just a terrific material for puzzles and you don't…

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  • Joined January 24, 2010

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wood, metal

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About

Hello, I'm Steven. Thanks for visiting my shop!

I try to make things that are as beautiful as they are curious, useful and informative.

Trained in mechanical engineering and architecture, I attempt to mesh the investigation and rigor of engineering with the vision and poetry of architecture.

As a long-time maker and builder, I've enjoyed working in many materials and scales. Learning digital fabrication has opened up new worlds of possibilities.

How we live and use resources is never far from my mind. Much of my work is built from reclaimed material, rescued (as I like to say) from certain destruction. I love the idea of an old piece of wood being resurfaced, recut and rebuilt for a new life. On the other hand, birch plywood is just a terrific material for puzzles and you don't have to resurface it!

To ship my items, I use new and used cardboard boxes with an assortment of cushioning materials that is always 100% reused.

Etsy has been an amazing platform to help connect some of my work to the world beyond. It makes me sincerely happy to know that there are people out there who use and appreciate what I make.

Thanks for stopping by!

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