I needed a place to sit while having lunch at the shop. Scrap Maple and Sycamore with Wenge wedges in the split tenons. 3/8" round-over on all the outer edges makes for one smooth stool.
Another design by Matthew Osborn that I built in our shop. Walnut with natural edge Osage Orange. Bed hardware was used so the runners and slats are removable for ease of transport.
These were made for my cousin Robin's wedding and handed out at the reception with tiny sets of colored pencils as wedding favors.
What is one thing that the creative/design community can do in Indianapolis to help grow an audience for custom or handcrafted work?
I think that word of mouth is hugely important. Recommending other makers/artists makes a big difference. I think that the more you talk about people’s work and the importance of hand made work, the more people think about what they are buying and what they are supporting.