I love wood. The infinite variety and variation of the grains and character is to me a source of fascination. I love the unusual, the hard to find, the wood with what is called figure, shimmer, chatoyance, or even eye candy. Tiger Maple, curly cherry, fiddleback walnut, cherry burl, spalted woods, wormy slabs or crotch cuts. Figured refers to the way light reflects off the variations in the twisting or curled grain that appear to make it shimmer and move. Some years ago I owned a small business called The Gnarly Woods Company. I specialized in saving huge trees from being buried, burned or ignored and left to rot. Tree’s with fence wire, or maples with a hundred holes from being tapped for sugar were always a valued find. They were cut into slabs for tabletops and conference tables. Wood is a gift of nature, and some of it is real treasure, with variations as intricate as polished agates. Loving wood as I do, I work it a great deal...
- Born on August 12
- Joined September 29, 2009