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Jennifer Homcy, 39, was born and raised in North Palm Beach, Florida. Both of her parents were career teachers spending most of their free time exploring the natural world.

Jen spent her after school time with her father collecting "drift wood" lumber that regularly washed out of South and Central America and onto the beaches where she worked. Her father Dave was a hobby carpenter using exclusively salvaged materials, making cutting boards, hard wood storage chests, and a variety of other creations. Jen was her papa's shop "helper."

Over the past twenty years, Jen has worked to refine her own woodcraft skills. With her custom frames, Jen focuses on the natural grains, shapes, colors, textures, and character to match the perfect found wood to the art she seeks to enhance. Her cutting boards and serving pieces are made exclusively from…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 6
  • Joined July 8, 2012

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Reclaimed hard woods, organically shaped wood, native wood

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About

Jennifer Homcy, 39, was born and raised in North Palm Beach, Florida. Both of her parents were career teachers spending most of their free time exploring the natural world.

Jen spent her after school time with her father collecting "drift wood" lumber that regularly washed out of South and Central America and onto the beaches where she worked. Her father Dave was a hobby carpenter using exclusively salvaged materials, making cutting boards, hard wood storage chests, and a variety of other creations. Jen was her papa's shop "helper."

Over the past twenty years, Jen has worked to refine her own woodcraft skills. With her custom frames, Jen focuses on the natural grains, shapes, colors, textures, and character to match the perfect found wood to the art she seeks to enhance. Her cutting boards and serving pieces are made exclusively from reclaimed resources found in Hawaii. Most lumber comes from trees that have been removed for development. Once the logs are salvaged from the chippers of Hawaii's arborists, it is dried and milled. Jen frequently picks the scrap piles and rescues the wood yet again.

All pieces are inspired by her papa's original style combined with the natural shape of the scrap to maximize the useable wood while creating the most organic and functional looks and feels of her resources. Where art meets function, rustic yet refined, her pieces are multi-purpose all handmade Hawaiian found woods. Simplicity is her philosophy because she feels it allows the wood to express its history better when she minimizes her own processes.

She currently runs her business, works for the Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter, and teaches while living on Oahu’s North Shore. Science, conservation, sustainability, and woodworking are her passions.

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