Welcome to Mimy Designs

Hand Crafted Furniture made in Portland, OR All hand crafted furniture from Mimy Designs begins with the selection of wood from local business around the Portland, OR area. As a hybrid woodworker, I mainly rely on big machines for milling and other machining technic, while hand tools are used to refine the pieces and to…

Montavilla Brew Works bar top & cabinets

Montavilla Brew Works was recently included in the Willamette Week list of Portland’s best IPAs. It’s a great neighborhood hangout with an excellent selection of microbrews and I’m proud to have my work on display there. I worked with owner and brew master Michael Kora to design the bar tops and cabinets before the brewery…

Built-in Cabinet for Old Portland House.

This Old Portland home was built by my architect friend’s great uncle back in the late 19th century, in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, with a beautiful view of downtown, Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Adams. My friend managed to buy the house and bring it back into his family, and we started to restore the…

“Rangory” china cabinet

Use your tax refund wisely! Invest in a unique piece of furniture that will last for generations. I just finished this china cabinet and now the shop is ready for custom orders. The wood for this cabinet came from a tree in NE Portland (thanks to Bob Phillips!), cut down 20 years ago, which hadn’t…

New collection inspired by reclaimed Senboku blocks

I recently acquired a dozen blocks of hardwood originally used in the port of Senboku, Japan (according to the stamps on the side of some blocks). As I planed the wood, I discovered a surprising array of colors and figures emerging from the dark outer surface. This interesting wood inspired the new collection below. Kambana…

Jiro lamp at Lights of Hope

A new version of the Mimy Designs Jiro lamp will be included in the silent auction at Lights of Hope this year! Lights of Hope is an annual event to support the work of Ethiopian Orphan Relief (http://ethiopianorphanrelief.org/), a non-profit that works to improve the living conditions and lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in…

The Making of a dining table

Aril 28, 2013 I set myself a goal to finish this project in around 125 hours (approx. 2-3 weeks). I’m just going through the last few stages of the building process now and I think I am still on target for my goal. A few things still need to be done: – Fitting the pulls…

The making of a dining table

April 23, 2013 Now that the frames are assembled, it’s time to start cutting the veneered panel for the top. I needed to cut the panels square, which was a bit challenging to cross cut something almost 4-feet wide. I bought two metal squares from Woodpecker tools to clamp my Festool rail to create a…

Storage Cabinet #2

I was excited to find a new supply of locally-harvested Northwest hardwoods recently, and put some to use right away with this new Storage Cabinet I built for my chiropractor. This cabinet features adjustable shelves and sliding doors, and was built from one slab of big leaf maple and veneered maple ply. Dimensions: 18″ (d) x…

” Zama Kely” Side Table

This “Zama Kely” side table that I just finished is available for sale. Made out of solid maple and western walnut. Contact me for pricing.