Wood is a natural renewable resource and when
harvested correctly is fully sustainable. I strive to build custom
furniture that will last as long or longer than it took the tree
to grow. This shows respect of the environment, respect for my
work and respect to my clients.
furniture is crafted by hand. The wood is carefully selected to
enhance the beauty of each individual piece. On furniture doors,
drawer fronts and tops I use solid wood or make my own veneers.
Often I order the wood up to two inches thick and re-sawn the
wood to create a book-matched piece of work. Tabletops can be
solid wood or I custom-make a veneer to ensure that each piece
is similar in grain and color.
are constructed of solid wood and dovetailed. Drawer bottoms are
made of a plywood veneer. The species of wood for drawers is usually
maple. Other species of wood to match the piece, or aromatic cedar
can be substituted for additional cost.
furniture can be ordered in the species of wood desired or I am
happy to make recommendations to create the project you envision.
Cherry, Birds Eye Maple, Mahogany, Walnut and other woods are
available. The exotic woods from Africa and South America such
as Rosewood, Wenge, Babinga and Ebony can be used for exceptional
offer two choices for completed finishes.
the piece is assembled and finely sanded, it is sealed with a
water white lacquer sanding sealer and then four coats of water
white semi gloss lacquer is also applied. This finish provides
for a very smooth feel to the touch and one that resists water,
alcohol, stains, mild heat and cold. Maintenance is simple and
requires only a feather duster or damp cloth.
the piece is assembled and finely sanded, three thin coats of
Tung Oil are applied. After each application, the piece is wiped
down and each coat is allowed to dry thoroughly. After each coat
is thoroughly dried it is buffed with fine steel wool. The Tung
Oil finish becomes the woods’ protection from the elements.
Reapplying Tung Oil will then depend on the frequency with which
a piece is being used and wiped down. An end table would require
treatment once a year or so, a dining room table possibly every
three or four months, or monthly depending on use. A basic rule
of thumb is: if the finish is dull and the luster is gone, it
is time to apply a new coat of Tung Oil. Tung Oil finishes are
applied by hand and subsequently are quite labor intensive. A
five percent surcharge is added for completed furniture requested
with a Tung Oil finish.
bottle of Tung Oil, steel wool and a lint free cloth are provided
with each hand-finished piece.
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