A customer brought me a log from a crabapple tree they had cut down on their property. They wanted some special items made from it to remember the tree. After a period of air drying the wood I set to work making a number of utensils. I let the feel of the hand guide the development of the form. The colors and markings in the wood really made for some wonderful pieces.
Monday, August 15, 2016
This custom built set of two end tables and a coffee table was designed using Mission style elements. Strong geometry, elegant arches and eye catching pattern combine beautifully with the warm rich tone of the cherry wood. Details such as the bevel cut edging and the handcut dovetail joinery in the end table drawers reveal the craftsmanship devoted to these pieces.