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I am a professional Chef in Charlotte, NC and have been working with cedar in my spare time since Christmas of 09. The wood I use is found dead standing or on the ground. Sometimes I can harvest trimmings after a storm. I use only simple tools, a bow saw, hatchet, axe, sander and drill. I make Candle Holders in a variety of sizes & shapes - Lamps, Coasters, Reversible Candles & am looking forward to making my first Menorah.

I've got Paypal up & running to make it easier for you to buy.

If you would like to discuss anything about my work - convo me.

I often dry my wood for more than a year, it may undergo fine cracking from the outer edge toward the inner, called "Checking" which is normal and part of the character of cedar. This happens when it goes from a more humid environment like my garage, into an…

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  • Born on November 17
  • Joined July 16, 2010

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Wood, Cedar, Cherry, Apple, Pear

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About

I am a professional Chef in Charlotte, NC and have been working with cedar in my spare time since Christmas of 09. The wood I use is found dead standing or on the ground. Sometimes I can harvest trimmings after a storm. I use only simple tools, a bow saw, hatchet, axe, sander and drill. I make Candle Holders in a variety of sizes & shapes - Lamps, Coasters, Reversible Candles & am looking forward to making my first Menorah.

I've got Paypal up & running to make it easier for you to buy.

If you would like to discuss anything about my work - convo me.

I often dry my wood for more than a year, it may undergo fine cracking from the outer edge toward the inner, called "Checking" which is normal and part of the character of cedar. This happens when it goes from a more humid environment like my garage, into an air-conditioned/heated home.

Although I may photograph a finished piece (that is natural) the buyer can choose to have the piece finished (polyurethane) at the same price. An unfinished piece that needs to be finished requires an extra week to be completed before it may be shipped.

Shipping local to NC will cost less than shipping to the outer reaches of the continental USA. In fact, I am happy to drop shipping & deliver locally to the Charlotte area.

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