The custom commission process for a Hubel piece begins with an initial consultation and design idea. An estimate for the project is prepared and once approved the project begins. The initial generalized drawings soon mature, revealing the final style, design elements and functionality desired. In the end, Brian's commitment and dedication to fine craftsmanship creates a one-of-a-kind work of art that is timeless and forever functioning investment for your home. Using a "white glove" approach in shipping, each piece is carefully wrapped and delivered from Brian's shop to your home.
Take a behind the scenes peek at what goes on in the shop. The slide show below offer an insight into the effort that goes into every piece, enjoy.
Around the form. Bent lamination of Ash consistion of 8 ply's which will create the "Spine" for the Re-Curve shelf.
More Purple Heart laminations, 100 plys in total.
Purple Heart laminations getting trimmed to size on the Tannewitz.
Here is a shot of the stretcher which connects the laminated Purple Heart legs. All wrapped up waiting for the glue to set the shop sawn veneer.
Rough sizing a Claro Walnut slab on the bandsaw.
Two Claro Walnut slabs cleaned up showing off the graft line. This is the transition from English Walnut (top) to the Claro Walnut (lower). These particular slabs will become a matched pair of "Tandem" benches.
Some hand planning to flatten the slab prior to running it through the sander.
More rough shaping of a Claro Walnut slab.
The carnage after straight-lining a few slabs of Claro.
Top view of the leg/apron intersection on the "Solide" dining table. A rather complicated connection.
An un-assembled view of the leg/apron intersection on "Solide"
Another view of the unassembled "Solide" joinery
Set of "Solide" legs awaiting assembly
Beautiful slab of Big Leaf Maple Burl. This piece will eventually become 2 round clock faces for "Forward In Time"
Dry fitting 2 bookmatched slabs of Waterfall Bubinga for a dining table
Two "Slim" hall tables in the process of fitting drawers
Some Bubinga and Walnut Burl panels ready for installation
Bubinga panels and Peruvian Walnut frames receiving finish
4-way Walnut Burl match ready for the press
A 4-way Walnut burl panel in the vacuum press
Figured Bubinga fresh off the re-saw stickered and drying
Dry assembly of the "Spyder" table base
Underside of the "Spyder" tabe base
Joinery detail of the "Tandem" bench backrest
Four "Tandem" bench seats awaiting assembly
"Tandem" backrests ready to attach to seats
Tapered bent lamination of Walnut supported in a jig for the initial stages of joinery. This is the leg for "Two's Company" desk.