Each piece of wood evolves naturally and takes shape as art in the same way. The wood slabs I use are hundreds of years old and the only way to acquire them is from storm fallen trees on private land. Sometimes I know the people who own the land, and other times it's a complete stranger and it takes a few visits to gain their trust — roaming someone's acreage for a good piece of wood isn't exactly a common favor to ask. After a piece falls from a storm and has been cut and collected, it has to dry one year for every one inch of thickness. Most dinner tables are four to six inches thick. There's got to be a metaphor in all of this, which I'm saving for retirement.
Live edge monkey pod with stainless steel base.
10 different varieties of wood. Custom steel base with black patina finish.
Console table with polished stainless steel base made from storm fallen redwood.
Olive wood side table with forged rebar base.
Walnut top with black patina finished legs.
Redwood Coffee Table with brushed aluminum base. Redwood always amazes me. There are so many hues of red that always reveal themselves as I finish the wood. This piece came to my shop completely black with spots of orange spray paint dotted on it, it’s true beauty hiding just below the surface.
4'x8' Brazilian rosewood and black patina steel table.
Hardwood walnut custom table tops with steel base painted in a white powder coat. Series of tables for Ocean Blue Gallery in Ocean Beach.
Solid redwood slab with steel tube base. Black patina acid finish.
Monkey pod bench with steel base.