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My process is simple and clean, I use locally salvaged trees and lumber. A dangerous tree removed from a yard can be turned into a one of a kind dining table or chairs, or hardwood beams removed from an old barn can be repurposed into a set of stools or a bench. Here in Asheville, NC and the surrounding areas this is a common practice and I feel lucky to be amongst fellow woodworkers and artists with a common goal. Most of the time I can tell clients where the boards from a tree came from, and which local sawyer milled them. This process supports local tree services, sawyers, kiln operaters, galleries, and many more. When you invest in a piece of furniture from me, you also invest in the community and the envirnoment.

Should all furniture last generations? I think so. Investing in handmade furniture is exactly that, an investment. My goal is to create well-made family heirlooms with hardwoods and…

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  • Joined janvier 13, 2011

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My process is simple and clean, I use locally salvaged trees and lumber. A dangerous tree removed from a yard can be turned into a one of a kind dining table or chairs, or hardwood beams removed from an old barn can be repurposed into a set of stools or a bench. Here in Asheville, NC and the surrounding areas this is a common practice and I feel lucky to be amongst fellow woodworkers and artists with a common goal. Most of the time I can tell clients where the boards from a tree came from, and which local sawyer milled them. This process supports local tree services, sawyers, kiln operaters, galleries, and many more. When you invest in a piece of furniture from me, you also invest in the community and the envirnoment.

Should all furniture last generations? I think so. Investing in handmade furniture is exactly that, an investment. My goal is to create well-made family heirlooms with hardwoods and fine craftsmanship.
I consider my original designs to be somewhat minimalist; keeping it clean, simple, and comfortable.

Joinery is what makes a craftsman. Today manual skills are somewhat rare and I take pride in them. I believe making a quality product is the best way to pay respect to my clients. Handmade work catches your eye, it warms your soul; people want honest goods, and that's what I make.

-Chester Shuey

Blogs we have been featured on:

Steamy kitchen-http://steamykitchen.com/14403-hand-made-natural-cutting-boards.html

Your world natural http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2011/04/appalachian-joinery-cutting-and-serving.html

My little chickadee's http://www.mylittlechickblog.com/2011/04/treasury-tuesday-be-kind-to-earth.html

Modish http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2011/04/eco-friendly-find-appalachian-joinery.html

Woodindesign http://www.woodindesign.com/2011/05/27/appalachian-joinery/

The morsel designs http://themorselblog.com/2011/06/20/these-caught-my-eye-on-etsy/

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