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Welcome to Holzfurhaus.

Holzfurhaus was created as a creative outlet, a means to learn, nurture, generate and share the vision from within.

I was trained as an interior architect where I picked up wood turning in a furniture design workshop class. The lure of the workshop led me to choose Interior Architecture over Architecture. And after of 20 years of using other products to make a space, I am now making my own.

Right now I work mostly in wood. Nowhere else do my passion for design and the end result comes so close together as on the wood turning lathe. Determining each cut instantaneously affects the design and the resulting outcome.

My design influences come from many sources, art history, product knowledge, life experience, and most importantly…

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  • Male
  • Born on October 28
  • Joined July 30, 2009

Favorite materials

Wood, Cherry, walnut, Mimosa, Osage Orange, Oak, Walnut, Bubinga, Purple Heart, anything I can get my hands on

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About

Welcome to Holzfurhaus.

Holzfurhaus was created as a creative outlet, a means to learn, nurture, generate and share the vision from within.

I was trained as an interior architect where I picked up wood turning in a furniture design workshop class. The lure of the workshop led me to choose Interior Architecture over Architecture. And after of 20 years of using other products to make a space, I am now making my own.

Right now I work mostly in wood. Nowhere else do my passion for design and the end result comes so close together as on the wood turning lathe. Determining each cut instantaneously affects the design and the resulting outcome.

My design influences come from many sources, art history, product knowledge, life experience, and most importantly the individual characteristics of the piece of wood.

The wood comes from many sources, fallen trees, my backyard firewood pile, found along the roadside, the occasional exotic wood purchase, but mostly from my six brothers and their wood piles.

The products are finished in a variety of ways. They are sanded through 500 grit sandpaper. Tung oil is applied to bring out the reflectance of the wood grain. They are finished with the old process of French Polish or shellac for a durable unique finish.

You can see more about me on my website http://holzfurhaus.com. And stayed tuned, if my rate of progression continues at the rate is has the last 6 months there will be some amazing things. I am having fun.

Thanks for stopping by

Mark Wilding

You can see more about me on these sites:

Follow me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107958212596665#!/pages/St-Louis/Holzfurhaus/125097692510?ref=sgm
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/holzfurhaus/

My blog: http://blog.holzfurhaus.com/

Designstyleguide http://www.designstyleguide.net/

Gallery:


My work is now available locally at:

Peridot
3155 Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO, 63118
http://www.facebook.com/#!/PeridotSTL?sk=info

Salt of the Earth
8150 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, Missouri
http://www.salt-earth.com

Schon
1 The Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63117
http://theboulevard.com/content/view/55/

Blogs I have been featured in (thank you all):

http://www.sweetgalaxy.blogspot.com
http://freshpickedshopping.blogspot.com/
http://etsyinspiration.blogspot.com/
http://craftedbylindy.blogspot.com/2009/09/shout-out-sunday_13.html
http://traceycaponephotography.com/
http://designstyleguide.blogspot.com/2009/10/fabulous-browns.html

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