Marco Smartt's Profile

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Thank you for checking out my Etsy shop! I have been offline for a while dedicating my time to raising twin girls but I am back in the shop again and ready for action! I am a woodworker located in Loudoun County (LoCo) Virginia. I enjoy working re-purposed/recycled wood with a nice balance of modern power tools and traditional hand tools and am dedicated to using environmentally friendly products on all of my work. I believe in the concept of "Made in the USA" and the power of small business and the American consumer. I believe in getting it right the first time, even if that means it takes a little longer. I believe beauty can be found in simplicity.

I also believe that my craft is an art form. I view every piece as a unique item that bears the interesting characteristics of the material it is made from as well as the person who made it. These characteristics lend to variations in texture,…

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  • Male
  • Joined March 28, 2011

Favorite materials

Wood, cedar, pine, oak, birch

About

Thank you for checking out my Etsy shop! I have been offline for a while dedicating my time to raising twin girls but I am back in the shop again and ready for action! I am a woodworker located in Loudoun County (LoCo) Virginia. I enjoy working re-purposed/recycled wood with a nice balance of modern power tools and traditional hand tools and am dedicated to using environmentally friendly products on all of my work. I believe in the concept of "Made in the USA" and the power of small business and the American consumer. I believe in getting it right the first time, even if that means it takes a little longer. I believe beauty can be found in simplicity.

I also believe that my craft is an art form. I view every piece as a unique item that bears the interesting characteristics of the material it is made from as well as the person who made it. These characteristics lend to variations in texture, form and finish from piece to piece. I prefer hand-mixing shellac and milk paint as opposed to buying pre-made industrial strength polyurethane and gallon cans of Sherman-Williams.

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