I have been working with wood for almost 20 years, although I am a long way from where I started. I began using salvaged wood around 10 years ago when the farmhouse next to my shop was being torn down, and I was allowed to make use of its pieces. At the time, I was starting to experiment with faux finishing, and distressed effects. It became obvious that no amount of practice or skill could create a better or more natural appearance than time could. I have been scavenging for old wood ever since.
My first pieces using old wood were furniture and functional pieces. I am an ok carpenter, but being anal and measuring twice are not my strengths. So, for the last 5 years I have become more artist than craftsman. It took me a long time to be comfortable calling myself an artist. But that is what I've become. One tiny step at a time.
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- Born on September 14
- Joined April 29, 2007