Process

The wood used for KnotChiseled furniture doesn’t travel far; but it’s quite a journey.

It all starts when a tree falls. Most of my wood comes from local hardwood trees that are being cut out of necessity.

Tree

Like this one.

That’s when I come along with a saw I built for cutting these big logs into slabs.

Empty

Sometimes I have some helpers…

After the logs are cut into slabs, they come back to my shop and get loaded into the kiln.  There, they are dried until enough moisture is removed to match the average equilibrium moisture content for interior spaces (6-8%).  When it’s ready, it’s pulled from the kiln and waits for the right project.

When the time comes, the slab is planed, shaped, sanded, finished and ready to be paired with other fabricated components for a finished piece.

Woodware for Life