Crosstimber Tables

These images document a build in its early stage of a family of black walnut tables, centered around a richly grained and beautifully colored walnut tree which we salvaged from a farm near Winfield, Kansas.  The tables are a collaboration between my best friend/business partner and myself, sharing designing and building tasks to create, what we hope, are some authentically good pieces of furniture in the continuing tradition of live-edge/natural-slab furniture.

The Newton Chest

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I am pleased to share some images of this memorial-hope chest built for a kind family up North.   They drove a long road to pick it up this weekend and meet my family and myself.  and found the road back with a little less leg room I am afraid.  I have sought that my work might be graced to carry God’s blessing for those who are receiving it.  I certainly hope this one does.  It is a dovetailed chest with drawers featuring an inlaid tree design and an unorthodox lid.   The woods were all harvested and milled here in Kansas: black walnut and green ash, with quarter sawn white oak, eastern red cedar, ebonized black walnut, bald cypress and poplar (not from KS).

Carved Bowls in Cottonwood and Birch

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Carving bowls helps me to live on the land

Coring Locust

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Carved Bowl in Cottonwood


Below is a gallery documenting the process of carving a large bowl from 1/2 of a cottonwood log.











Carving Austrian Pine & Striking Knife of Steel and Boxwood