sign on the basement door

Basement Labs is a window into one man's innate need to create. Some (good) people teach. Some collect objects. Some entertain us. This one takes raw materials and turns them into useful objects.

The medium is irrelevant - the process of creation is independent of the medium. Wood, metal, cloth, electronic parts, food, computer programming - it's all the same. The mechanics and tools are different, but the process isn't.

This site is an exhibition of my innate need to create (mostly) useful items out of raw materials. Over the years, I've built many things of wood with some other media thrown in there.

You can see what I've done, and often how I got there in the photo galleries. As promised (some long time ago), I have rotated properly and made captions for all the harpsichord project photos.

Feel free to surf some at my favorite sites.

I've started on a list of harpsichord music I'm working on or have moved on from. Of course, I'm playing it on my harpsichord. This list hasn't been updated for a long while, as I've been distracted with other projects.

Someday, I'll make some more progress on my mirror frame. Next up is linseed oil, shellac, and a mirror. Someday...

My latest finished project, is a vendor stall for a friend's backyard Hobbiton. It was a basic carpentry project, but I did want to keep it as light as possible so the light-duty child-size picnic table could hold it up. It turned out well, I think. After it gets painted, I will post completely done photos.

Other photos that I'd like to share, not related to my projects, can be found here.

updated: 1 August 2021 1:40pm