I enjoy making furniture from a variety of different wood species.
I aspire to create crisp accurate and neat joinery in my furniture, designing elegant organic pieces at a fair price.
I love to make furniture as it keeps my mind focused and present, and I think of my furniture as an extension of my minds creativity.
Furniture making to me is a source of enjoyment as I can put my thoughts feelings and mental images into a tactile and user friendly product.
A piece which is enjoyed by the user on a practical note, and also as a sculptural art form.
These are some of the suppliers I use for the furniture I make. I like to buy timbers that are functional, but also have great character.
The Elm wood I buy is used for seat bottoms on chairs as it resists cracking due to the interlocked nature of the grain.
I also like the continuity of trees felled, sawn, and then kiln dried locally with a story behind them or “provenance” (the place of origin or earliest known history of something)
I buy the timber I use from the following sources:
George Nakashima for his use of organic gnarly timbers live edges (where the bark has been chipped away leaving the sapwood)
And i also like to use Burrs as a decorative element to my furniture (a pattern formed by branches not quite making there way and becoming a gnarled surface)
His use of Japanese joinery and butterfly joints he uses in his work!
Chris Schwarz he has designed a lot of different welsh stick chairs that i admire.
Also he designed the workbench i made for my workshop a mini Roubo.
He also has a great work ethic writing a lot of different woodwork related book.