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I am the owner and operator of Cabeen Originals, a custom woodworking company offering fine furniture and cabinets from sustainable materials.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Make Work: Eleventh Installment 'Paradise Gardens'







I had to go get some walnut today at a lumber yard in Summerville Georgia today. Summerville is home to a very unique place known as Paradise Gardens, or the home and compound of Howard Finster. If you have not been there, I suggest you go....

Why? Well, you probably have never been to a place like Paradise Gardens before. It is this mish-mash of stuff that looks like it was thrown together in a systematic organized hap-hazard way. Make sense? Didn't think so.

It is worth seeing, it is known world wide. There are some odd things there, some inspiring things, as well as things that sparked a little design for me. If you want to see what someone will do without a care of what others really think, visit Paradise Gardens. It is bound to have some sort of effect on you.

I have a couple of low res pics from my camera phone....




Also, here is a pic of a curved door we made in the shop. Pretty cool ehh?


1 comment:

  1. Very cool. :) I've always been fascinated with woodwork. Is it a ling hard ride to be able to make the wood actually resemble what you have in mind? I mean, I've tried painting once: my "Flowers in a Vase" work was, at the most, a series of colored smudges.

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