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Artisan Woodcrafts that are Inspired by the Sea
Our concept began in 2008 in Western New York. Just a couple of miles away, we gained inspiration from the beautiful Lake Ontario and the unique primitive/folk designs of the North East and New England. While we did enjoy the vast countryside, my wife and I never felt a sense of true belonging. As time passed we found it more and more difficult to get through the long and brutal winters. The manner of boxing up our antique home and going into hibernation for half of the year was just debilitating. We also longed to be closer to the ocean and the humid south. We began annual vacations to the low country, and the inspiration began to grow. This amazing place, which begins by the festive Myrtle Beach, grows a historic passion in Charleston, and stays sultry hot through the cities of Beaufort and Savannah doll, is made up of sea islands, pirate legends, and a spectacularly historic legacy.
Ultimately, my wife and I decided to get married in Savannah and over the next several years continued to take regular trips to the area, falling in love with the cities of Charleston, Beaufort, and the sea islands. After 35 years in NY, we relocated to Charleston with a renewed sense of colorful inspiration. Our products can be found at the historic Charleston city market, here on our Etsy website www.primitivelycoastal.com
The Environment is important to us, so we make it a point to avoid toxic chemicals and we do everything in our power to use recycled materials. This is good for the environment and allows us to keep our costs lower than most other vendors/businesses. Our antiquing process contains a mixture of coffee, vinegar, and steel wool, which is much safer than using oil-based stains. Much of the wood we use is also recycled, found in the tide or in the remnants of a collapsed old barn.
We are happy to make special orders but do ask that you understand that products that use natural driftwood are impossible to replicate. Each of these pieces varies, though we try very hard to keep it close.
I have my Master's in Liberal Arts, my Ph.D. in metaphysics and spiritual life-coaching, and I recently published my second novel entitled 'Boohag: a Lowcountry horror story'. I am also working on my second paranormal romance as well as a nonfiction book on the spirits and hauntings of Charleston. My wife and business co-owner just finished her Ph.D. as a nursing educator and is employed by MUSC, the Citadel, and Artic Sun (A company that makes heart cooling devices).
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Colors sometimes vary slightly from what is seen in the photo.