March 2017

We are very busy with commission work at the present. RIght now it is a Soglio Dining Table in Ribbon Mahogany.
42”w x 106” L (leaf of 23”w)


Dec 2016

he Studio Tour is fast approaching so mark your calendar an

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour - Dec 2-4


The Studio Tour is fast approaching so mark your calendar and join us Dec 2-4, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. We will open our studio for a studio tour and also be hosting 7 other artists here. The other artists are:

Susan Arens
Mike Biskup
Tim Celeski
Meredith Chernick
Jennifer Horner
Cyndy Salisbury
Kay Walsh
Birgit Josenhans & Robert Spangler

While on the Island there will be 7 other studios open, hosting a total of 63 artists that you are welcome to visit.
For more info:

Sept 2016

Bainbridge Arts & Craft - September 2 - October 2

Artists’ Reception 6-8 pm Friday, September 2
Birgit Josenhans’ benches will be in a show at Bainbridge Arts & Craft along with paintings by Amy D’Apice.

Birgit creates her own sense of place with benches ingeniously crafted in wood, river rock, and resin. Many bear the names of our region’s great bodies of water. Sit, rest and enjoy the view.


August 2016

Be sure to check out the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The current shows will run from June 25-October 2.
On the second floor is a wonderful show of Barbara Earl Thomas called “Heaven on Fire”.

On the first floor are pieces from the museum permanent collection and included is a chair by Robert Spangler and a bench by Birgit Josenhans.


June 2016

Before we begin a project we usually do a 3D drawing of the piece. This way we can rotate and view it from all angles and work out details before any building begins. It also allows our clients to see the actual piece and make any modifications before construction.


This is a photo of spalted maple (before finish) that we are using on a drawer front of the side tables of our Zen Bed.

Feb. 2016

Two things that are particularly interesting this month is a Madrone/Walnut coffee table we just delivered that Birgit Josenhans made in our shop. She has been embedding rocks into the tops for several years now but this slab of Madrone with the rocks and the new base were a hit with the clients as well as visitors to the shop while it was in progress. The slab of Madrone has been sitting around in the shop for two or three years and never found its place until now. The one piece top measures about 42”w x 48” l.

madrone madronedetail

The other thing that caught my eye was the sunlight on a shell carving that I had done in 1982. Over 34 years ago and still looking great.


35th Anniversary Members Show: Then + Now

Please try to visit the 35th Anniversary of NW Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle (Just up from Pike Market on 1st Ave)
2111 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA. 98121
August 7, 2015 to September 30, 2015

Opening Night: 
Friday, August 14 - 6:00pm

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery celebrates the progressions of the collective by presenting our 35th Anniversary Member Showcase: Then + Now.

Bloedel det
Detail of Bloedel Desk by Robert Spangler

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Please join us for a new and unique show at Bainbridge Island Art Museum called “ The Art of Furniture I ”. Included in this show are several pieces by Robert Spangler of early and current work. The show is in the Rachel Feferman Gallery in conjunction with a Rosalyn Gale Powell paintings show. The public opening is Saturday Feb 28th 2:00-5:00 pm. The show runs from Feb 28th- June 7th and is free to the public. There are four other shows opening at the same time in the museum so there is plenty to see when there.

Check out the web site for more info:

RAS desk2

Here are a couple of photos of a just completed and delivered tansu.



Paradox was a great success and lots of fun too. We have moved on now to our next project with a couple of photos of the process.

Paradox card