Second Nature Woodworks specializes in one of a kind unique pieces of furniture, furnishings and doors. Much attention is given to the individual customization as there is to the tried and true methods of woodworking dating back, as far as the invention of the chisel and plane. Both modern and traditional means of joinery and construction are utilized marrying today’s technology with yesterday’s wisdom.
My clients have found that a custom piece is more than just an investment in their quality of life, but an heirloom to hand down for generations.
My work is primarily constructed using vintage lumber (because of the character of the old growth grain) re-worked into custom doors and tables that represent the pre-industrial revolution high quality craftsmanship. Of course modern machinery is utilized to expedite time, however no detail is to small. Hand tools are a huge part of my style leaving subtle to aggressive tool marks (hand planes, chisels) that really give place to the time invested. The joinery is primary exposed where possible i.e. bridal joints, spline joints, mortise & tenon, functional wood pins, giving a marriage of form & function and the finish is possibly the most important part. I lean heavily to the hand rubbed finish & look, through various means & processes. In the end my pieces are layers upon layers of hand work hopefully highlighting “the art of work”. Collaborations welcome.
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