Studio progress…

Don’t ever design your own building in an effort to make things ‘interesting.’ For one, it makes engineers nervous, and so they seriously over-engineer to compensate for sweating. For another, your pocketbook will feel light as a feather. And finally, they are a bugger to build.

Actually I’ve enjoyed building it immensely…and in early fall, the teaching at Crataegus Bonsai will be transferred to this quirky five-sided studio currently under construction:



  1. Josef says:

    Hi Michael,

    Looking great! I’m day-dreaming about what it’s going to look like once completed and furnished. I hope you’ll consider some syklights and some pedestals on either side of the entrance. If you ever need any help with some dirty work, moving things, and sweeping things, and weeding, I’d be more than happy to help. Many thanks for the wonderful blog.


    • crataegus says:

      Howdy Josef,

      Thanks, I was thinking the same things for posts and skylights…
      And I may well take you up on the offer to help some day…please call if you’re in Portland and we’ll find you a weed or two—maybe even a hammer….

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