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Table Top Crack? Butterfly Key Solution

Table Top Crack? Butterfly Key Solution

  What to do when your live edge table has a large crack. We love our wooden slabs with their gorgeous grain and natural edges.  We embrace their natural defects for they tell the story of the tree’s life.  However, large splits can make big slabs unstable....

Modern Kitchen Complement

Modern Kitchen Complement

This client’s home has a modern design with clean, crisp lines, a simple color palette.  Rather than replace all kitchen countertops with the same hard surface material the owner elected to bring warmth into the kitchen by replacing the breakfast bar and bar top with...

Waterfall Wonder

Waterfall Wonder

Waterfall side table Furniture made from wood slabs with natural edges still intact has a soulful, sculptural quality, thanks largely to the handiwork of Mother Nature. And creating projects with waterfall joints—a miter joint with the continuous-grain appearance of...

Bartlett Pear Tree

Bartlett Pear Tree

Bartlett Pear Tree – It might appear to be a small log but when you consider the size of the ornamental pear tree in your yard, this is a score. Pear wood has a very delicate texture and quiet dignity making it a fantastic wood. It would not be practical as a primary...

Sycamore Salad Bowls

Sycamore Salad Bowls

Last year I started to turn two sycamore salad bowls. The wood was too wet so I put the bowl blanks in a large bag of wood shavings.  The concept is that the dry shavings pulls the moisture out of the bowl blanks. Yesterday I pulled the blanks out to find that I left...

Natural Wood Countertop

After being pushed aside for years by showy stones like granite and marble and maintenance-free engineered materials like quartz and solid surfacing, natural-wood countertops are enjoying a real revival. Recently delivered to a new home construction, this island...

Where do we get our wood inventory?

Where do we get our wood inventory?

  Where do we get our wood inventory? Anywhere and everywhere.  Waiting in line at ‘What a Burger’ I noticed that the lot across the street was being cleared. At first I did not think there was much there, mostly small brush. Then I saw the sweet gum trees. One...

Black Walnut Table & Sap Wood

Black walnut is the king of all woods. Not only is the chocolate-brown heartwood beautiful it has cooperative working characteristics. For this entry table the chocolate-brown heartwood is surrounded by a thin band of cream-colored sapwood and two outside live bark...

Bookmatched Live Edge Table

Bookmatched Live Edge Table

Client from Fort Worth has selected Pecan for their bookmatch live edge dinning table. The two live edge slabs were sequential cuts, being face to face in the tree. When opened, trimmed and joined the wood grain will be mirrored reflecting pages in a book placed side...

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