My experience is in woodworking, furniture restoration and historic preservation. I have always had a great appreciation for nature and our forests. Each of my woven wood baskets are unique in design and woods used. I have also been collecting hardwood lumber for several years and am now able to turn these amazing slabs of hardwood into beautiful tables of all sorts of shapes and sizes.
With each tree being unique in it’s grain pattern, color and density, no one table or basket will be exactly the same. Available species are Black Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Butternut, Quarter Sawn Oak, Maple and California Redwood Burl.
The majority of my live edge tables are created from old growth timbers, some of which are up to 300 years old and up to 58” wide. The natural and amazing grain patterns of these tables can tell a story in itself. For each year of life, a tree will grow another ring in diameter. Sometimes, wider for healthier years and narrower for lean years. By counting the growth rings, you can tell the age of a tree.
My approach to respecting the beauty of Mother Nature and the what the tree has has provided for us, is to take a artistic means of expression and enhance the beauty of these tables. Each one is unique in size, shape, appearance and color.
Studio Location Details:
My studio is located in the red 2-story barn behind my home. Easy access by upper driveway.