Spalted maple bowl
Custom designed mantel in red oak
End grain cutting board with finger grooves and juice groove in cherry
Stainless steel bottle opener (Ruth Niles design) with custom turned hard maple handle
Cherry drink coasters with Michigan outline in hard maple carrier
Turned Christmas ornament in cherry
Trivet or charcuterie board in cherry and hard maple
Custom made display boxes in walnut with brass hardware
Shaker oval box in cherry
The second best part of woodworking is being the first to see the beauty of the wood come through in the finished product.
(The best part is knowing that someone will use and enjoy the piece that I'm making.)
The pieces I make are meant to be used and enjoyed. I prefer North American hardwoods for their beauty, functionality, and sustainability.
I strive to design items with simple lines and subtle details so that they will not stop being used simply because styles have changed.
My craftsmanship and attention to detail represent the value I bring to every project. The usefulness and aesthetic appeal of each item is determined by how well I execute the skills needed to create it. I use traditional finishes with a preference for those that are natural with minimal environmental impact.