We usually start with rough hardwood blanks then try and imagine the best way to show off it's natural beauty. These aren't the kind of woods you can find in the local hardware store. Spalted Maple, Red Cedar, Hickory and Box Elder among others are currently in our shop.
Each piece is unique with its grain patterns, knots and other delightful natural blemishes. So the finished piece is truly a one off - what you see in the picture is what you'll get.
Depending on the wood variety we'll then either oil it or wax it to a beautiful soft sheen.
Finally the any hardware is mounted and assembled and tested to be sure everything is as it should be.