How and why do we do what we do?
The right ingredients are a good start but what unfolds next is a chance for true artistry.
We select superior lumber and even set aside extraordinary boards for special projects yet to come. Placement of particular boards within a design requires time and an eye for pleasant combinations of wood grain and direction. (This sometimes produces a significant amount of "waste" per project but these cuttings are repurposed later.)
Years of first hand knowledge of the organic irregularity and uniqueness of the material equips us to build with confidence. It's not about getting it done, it's about practices in the studio that are true and right. We're efficient throughout the process to have time for making creative choices. Mortise and tenon joinery, pinned joints, handcut dovetails, and master level expertise position us as players not posers.