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I’ve been working with wood, a renewable resource, most of my life. I use local hardwoods, some from our own property, and continually plant trees to restore the supply. We often use fallen tree limbs or trees that have gone down in storms and deserve a second chance to be more than firewood. Not one bit of the wood goes to waste, the scrapwood heats our home and workshop, burns in our cookstove, and the shavings go to the chicken coop. Most of my creations are functionally artistic. I prefer working with cherry for its beautiful variety of colors and grain patterns, but sometimes introduce staghorn sumac, osage, hickory and walnut for additional contrast.
For many years I have participated in historical reenactments, mainly French & Indian War and fur trade eras, demonstrating the period methods of woodworking. "Treenware", from the word treen (the plural of tree) was constructed with…

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  • Born on August 27
  • Joined May 17, 2010

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I’ve been working with wood, a renewable resource, most of my life. I use local hardwoods, some from our own property, and continually plant trees to restore the supply. We often use fallen tree limbs or trees that have gone down in storms and deserve a second chance to be more than firewood. Not one bit of the wood goes to waste, the scrapwood heats our home and workshop, burns in our cookstove, and the shavings go to the chicken coop. Most of my creations are functionally artistic. I prefer working with cherry for its beautiful variety of colors and grain patterns, but sometimes introduce staghorn sumac, osage, hickory and walnut for additional contrast.
For many years I have participated in historical reenactments, mainly French & Indian War and fur trade eras, demonstrating the period methods of woodworking. "Treenware", from the word treen (the plural of tree) was constructed with primitive tools, and for simple ways of living, from the trees found at hand. This has led to the realization that my treenware is welcomed not only by history buffs, but to the general public as well for everyday, functional use.
I live in the woods of western Pennsylvania with my wife Deb and our four dogs.

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