The inspirations for the designs, simple as they are, come from deep into the Great Smokey Mountains. Of course there are other places that come to mind. So vintage wood objects are there as well. Such as lap desks. The themes from other times and other places are present. Kokopelli comes to mind. I met kokopelli first in Utah, featuring his flute on the canyon walls in ancient art.
The old eastern mountains whose ridges lie in wrinkles and ruffles hiding old ideas and wonderful wooden pieces. Nothing original comes from me, I think, it is always something that I have seen.
I copy the appearance, the intent, the form, the function. So making someone else’s ideas transition into the current world. Those older ideas transition easily and sometimes beautifully.
It is a love affair with the past, I suppose.
I found the love affair deep in those southern highlands. More on that subject later.
American Woodhandcrafter Walnut Maple box is a simple box. Simple just like the handcrafter, me. Really this is wood working just for the pure pleasure of seeing a useful object appear. The pleasure is mine. I hope the pleasure is also yours. Either in the viewing or in the having on your desk or mantel.
American Woods: Walnut, Maple, Cherry, because the American woods are traditional furniture choices. Therefore, nothing plastic just natural wood. Rightly so. These woods are beautiful and quite workable. Though the pieces that you see on this site are created using modern tools, I still feel that the items are within our woodworking traditions.
Handcrafted products – American Woodhandcrafter Walnut Maple box
These items are unique, one-offs. Crafted just for the pure pleasure of creating.