I love that I can take a discarded tree and create something functional and beautiful. Mother Nature is quite the artist, giving trees unique grain patterns and shapes. Hand rubbed finishes bring out this natural beauty.
I love natural edges. I use a combination of hand and power tools to remove crumbling bark and reveal the beauty underneath.
I love wormholes, hollows, splits, and crevices. These "defects" are filled with metal, gilded or stabilized with butterfly joint joinery creating interest.
I love what I do. Every tree has a destiny and a story to tell. I listen.