Nature versus Machine: Twisted Wood

These pictures show the whimsey of nature contrasted with the skill of a wood carver. Nature submits a twisted ivy stalk and the wood carver submits an oak bed post. The oak sample is much stronger with exact measurements. Nature can produce twisted ivy stalks all day long without a break.

We are thinking about incorporating the ivy into a lamp stand. Maybe the old oak post will make a lamp stand too. We have left over twisted ivy in our wood inventory if you’re interested in samples.

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Cedar Benches


These are approximately 48″ long and 15″ wide x 18″ tall. Ideal for hallways, entry ways, and patios. The 2″ thick cedar slabs are finished to 180 grit and coated in clear poly. The legs are hand fashioned from the same slab and with bark highlights.


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Purple Heart Goblet


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Every now and then we find a piece of wood so unique all work stops until we get a chance to play with our new treasure. This week: Purple Heart Juniper.

We received a trunk of juniper to create something and discovered a striking band of purple heart wood that ran through the entire sample.

We commissioned a local wood maestro, Designs by Tomas, to lathe samples into something that would show off the unique characteristics.The result is a stunning goblet and a matching bowl. The sample is finished in beeswax.


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