Black Table

30 inches x 7 feet. One of the biggest creations got finished up earlier this week and delivered just yesterday.


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The Brooklyn Table build

Got a call from Brooklyn to build a few tables. A couple side tables and this big boy. 3×5 feet of heavy woodage. Like all our creations, this one was personal, fun and took on a life of its own. God bless NYC.


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Very, very important woodworking tools

Fire, water, chemicals. Hells yes.


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New apron

Yes, I feel like Betty Crocker with a huge saw. Hopefully my wife won’t complain so much now that I’m coming home cleaner…


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Ladies and gentlemen……….. The Beatles.

Making some awesome hoods for the Ripley’s folks.
New portraits on some old hoods. YES.

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The Hot Rod is going back out!

Okay. Take two.

This table is shipping out today. And I hope the boys
in Knoxville love it as much as we do. Cheers.

Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot RodTable Dining Table Desk

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Coke table ships out today!

Fare thee well, my old friend.

We love this table so much and will miss it. But it’s going
to a loving home. I’ve packed it tight in a huge crate.

Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Coke Table Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Coke Table Dining Table Desk
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Coke Table Dining Table Desk
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Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Coke Table Dining Table Desk

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Top gets DONE on the Burke.

Coming together so nicely. The installation is around the corner.
To step back and take it all in, I forget how big this ol’ baby is.
It’s massive at 14 feet.

Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Conference Table

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The Burke is getting close.

Getting real close on the big boy table.
Installation day is a week away. Loving it.

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Finishing up two tables in the spray booth.

The reconstructed Hot Rod Table and the Coke Table
are getting a new finish before I ship them out… soon…


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Michael Stodola Milwaukee Modern Table
Michael Stodola Milwaukee Modern Table
Michael Stodola Milwaukee Modern Table

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Good Tool

This big boy planer is a right nice ride. I was
scared of it, but now we get along just fine.


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The New Hot Rod

I completed construction on the Hot Rod repair.
The table is better than before and I’m excited
for my customer to get it back.

Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Hot Rod Table

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Reengineering the Hot Rod

FedEx trashed my Hot Rod table, so I got it back
and I’m fixing it – making it a better table. I actually
like it better than before. Some pics so far…

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Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot Rod Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Hot Rod Table

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Over halfway on the Burke.

The table so far. Really excited about seeing coming together.

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Burke is shaping up

You know when they say it’s the journey and NOT the destination? I understand that phrase quite well when walking down this path. While I’m thrilled to see the end, going there is interesting, educational and a whole lot of fun. I feel like a better man when I work on this table.

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Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation

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Lincoln 003 & 004 ship out!

Off to Ripley’s. I’ll miss these boys. Big thanks to the FedEx dude and my pal, Sean Mizer. Couldn’t have done it without them.

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Burke Table progress

This baby is humming right along. I love it.
I love the people, the table and the process.

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Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Burke Foundation Table

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Gallery Night

Took two of my pieces to Studio Lounge in Bay View this past week for a Gallery Night show – which will be up for 2 months. Abe rode on top of the van and El Che was cozy and warm inside. The kids came along.

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Lincoln 005

Love doing these hoods. And I’ve cultivated
a nice working relationship with Ol Abe.

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Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Abe Lincoln

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Lotta cool ideas out there

Recycled piano as workbench. Nice.

www.core77.com – repurposing a piano

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The Burke Table continues…

Started the top while finishing the legs. Using an excellent workshop to build the top – Studioworks of Milwaukee. Thanks to my friend, Sean Mizer, for letting me take some space there. The thing is just too big for the basement.


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Burke Table legs are up!

Was rocking and rolling this weekend on these pretty legs. I wanted to do something classic, heavy, yet different from my standard legs. Love the “X” and how it plays with the slender curve of the neo-industrial leg. Got all three sets going on. Have to add feet and finish them off to accept the top and BOOM, it’s a table.


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More Burke Table work

Legs are shaping up nicely. I love this work – so rewarding.


Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table

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The Burke Table begins

Just started a new project.

A nice, big conference room table for the Burke Foundation.
Very excited about this one and will be building most of
it in a friend’s huge shop on the West side. These are the
beginnings of some heavy-duty legs.


Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table
Milwaukee Modern Michael Stodola Custom Conference Room Table

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Coming soon, Friends…

Now on SALE! Our first t-shirt. $20. Call. E-mail. THX


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A nice article on Earth911.com

I was interviewed a few weeks ago and here it is. Pretty sweet.
http://earth911.com/art-entertainment/milwaukee-modern-furniture-art


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Lincoln #002

This baby is making its way to a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not near you.
The grinding is all done and now the rusting process begins.
It’s in an ugly stage right now, but will be delicate and beautiful in a week.
It’s off an ’82 Lincoln Town Car and now it’s art. We love this work!

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Wicked Playa

Gorgeous stuff happening in the universe.

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Cool idea

We love this and probably will steal it. Not sure how to produce
it exactly, but it’s right up our alley. I can see a Milwaukee Modern
tag on this baby already…

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