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Windfall Show at CAFAM, May 28th

It’s almost here! Our exhibition at the Craft & Folk Art Museum opens at the end of the month and we hope you’ll join us. We’ve been working hard on a diverse body of work for this show, incorporating locally sourced wood from the massive storm that felled many trees throughout Los Angeles in 2011.


Windfall features new furniture and functional objects from members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective, a group of designer-makers dedicated to creating innovative objects from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood. The works in the exhibition were fabricated from trees that fell in northeastern Los Angeles during the historic windstorm of 2011. Ten members of the group will have works on display: Robert Apodaca, Casey Dzierlenga, Harold Greene, David Johnson, RH Lee & JD Sassaman, Samuel Moyer, Andrew Riiska, Stephan Roggenbuck, Cliff Spencer, and William Stranger.

The opening reception for Windfall by Box Collective takes place on May 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The reception is free for CAFAM members and open to the public for a $12 entry fee.


Robert Apodaca’s Dunnage Pieces and Process

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Our dunnage score contained a mix of red and white oak. The horizontal part of the organizer is white oak while the feet and upright are red oak. The shallow bowl is first carved with a CNC router. It is … Continue reading

The Dunnage Show at Inheritance

LA Box Collective at AltBuild 2011

AltBuild 2011 is this weekend. Come say hello and meet members of the LA Box Collective at the Santa Monica Civic Center, this Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. Admission is FREE.

The crew has big plans! Come see what we have and learn about sustainable building and remodeling resources.

So Happy Together

The BoxCo Debut Exhibition has moved from AltBuild and now resides at Fifth Floor in Chinatown.  The reception will be Saturday, June 12th, from 6-9pm.  We hope to see you there!  Also, you can check out some more images of all the pieces here.

BoxCo Installation at Fifth Floor

-Robert Apodaca

whyrHymer Promo

Moving here to be an actor turned out to not quite be what Entertainment Tonight led me to believe.  Those anchors just make it seems so inviting and dang easy!  But I did learn a lot about filmmaking and this is an aspect of my work that was an unexpected new source of creative power to develop within my efforts of promoting my work.  Technology has allowed someone like myself to produce this video in my house against a large piece of white paper and various settings in my shop with very little cost besides the camera (Cannon 7D).  It takes a lot of planning to be able to shoot and work at the same time without a project taking double the time.  I learned the hard way!

Video on the internet is exploding and this is my effort and I will surely bring more.Be on the look out for a LA Box Collective video soon from our first show at Alt Build with an as he is carving impromptu but insightful interview with BoxCo member William Stranger.  Stay Tuned….

Take care.

BoxCo at Heath LA’s Kristen Wicklund Opening

Last night BoxCo met up at Heath LA‘s  Kristen Wicklund opening.  It was a pleasure to meet amongst her lovely work.

All that could make it.

Beautiful evening to be outside.

Future BoxCo legacy member.

-Robert Apodaca