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Artwalk October 2019 Newsletter

Thank You For Stopping By & Saying Hi

Brian Benham at the Hunter Wolff Art Gallery

Thank you to all who stopped by and said hi during my showing at the Hunter Wolff Art Gallery for Friday’s Art walk and for checking out my hand-inlay demo for the Aspen on the Avenues event. I had a great time demonstrating the art of hand inlay. I hope to have some more events added to the calendar for 2020 very soon, so stay tuned.


This month’s Featured Project
Built-in Cabinets with Copper and a Model Train

Brian Benham - Custom Copper Cabinets

This month’s featured project is a project I finished this summer: a bank of built-in cabinets with live-edge slabs and floating shelves for a client’s home office in Evergreen, Colorado.

The client was looking for something unique that would stand out as a piece of art. Their main requirements from the initial design meeting were that they liked dark woods, that they wanted a live-edge slab element, and that they incorporated some kind of metal.

Floating Shelf For Model Trains

One of the coolest things was incorporating the client’s model train from childhood into the design.
You can see more completion pictures and learn more about how this project was created on my website.
Copper Cabinets
Train Shelf

Last Month On My YouTube Channel 


This month’s featured YouTube video is the sawhorses I built for the Aspen on the Avenue event.

When I agreed to do a hand-inlay demo for this event, I quickly realized that I did not have a proper workbench that was mobile enough for me to take to the gallery.  The plastic sawhorses I have are too bouncy to chisel on, so I created this design. 

It has a little bit of my favorite joinery and is rock solid. It also has all the creature comforts of a workbench in a mobile design.

It drew just as much interest as the inlay I worked on, so I’m calling it a success.


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Project Plans - Woodworking Sawhorses

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Top 5 woodworking art projects

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I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.