I grew up in a 200 year old house filled with Antiques. I spent a lot of time refurbishing old furniture, so the rustic thing just sort of comes easy to me. Using reclaimed wood also helps make Antique replicas more authentic.
I just love the `Live Wood' look, no two pieces are ever the same. Unique and beautiful furniture from hand selected limber. Sometimes, I just sit back and follow the grain for hours feeling the trees history.
Not only did I restore all the furniture in the old house, I spent an enormous amount of time renovating the house. One can really learn a lot about old school craftsmanship by dismantling old furniture and houses just to put them back together again. Saying this, I have honed in on these experiences to create timeless cabinetry using traditional woodworking skills.
I am a huge fan of George Nakashima. Combining woodworking craftsmanship, live wood technics and the influences of my travels and the Far East.
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