The Build Process
Using only select, locally sourced hardwoods that have been carefully dried to adequate moisture levels, seasoning is further enhanced by acclimatizing in-shop before shaping begins. The readied material is then fastidiously crafted using a variety of traditional shaping tools and joined, using time honoured methods. After much tooling, shaping and finish preparation, the finely sanded piece is then polished to a glowing lustre by layering several applications of suitable protective oils, waxes and shellacs.
The finished results will vary; from simple utilitarian to contemporary eclectic, but is always influenced by my passion for traditional design, method and uncompromised build quality. I don’t expect universal approval of my work, and I’m comfortable with that. For me, that is the alluring fundamental of art; it leaves open the potential for the individuals’ sensibilities and interpretations. What cannot be questioned however is my devotion to the process of crafting fine quality furniture, created to endure everlasting function and utility.