About Our Products
Each of our hand-crafted pieces is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that can stand alone as a work of art. The pieces are NOT food safe and are for display only. We have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information about our products as best we can. Here are some terms to define the art we create:
A natural-edged piece is delicately turned keeping a bark-edged rim, which highlights the curvatures of the log from which it is made. It provides a striking visual dynamic that differentiates it from its smooth-edged counterpart.
A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a contorted manner. Commonly it takes the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots. It is caused by stress, such as injury, virus, fungus, insect infestation or mold growth. When turned, the unique grain and knots give the piece beautiful and unusual designs.
Spalting is wood coloration caused by fungi. The unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood give finished pieces of art a very distinctive look due to the lines, patterns and color variations.
"Schiele" wood is our term for wood where the actual species is unknown as it has been rescued from the campfire woodpile, found in our family's woods or is selected reclaimed wood.
Crotch wood comes from the portion of the tree where it separates from the trunk into the primary branches. Artwork turned from crotch wood is very distinctive and beautiful due to the unique lines and features of the original wood.