I have been asking some very interesting artisans to write about their art and a bit about themselves as well. The artisan I am working with right now makes beautiful bowls, candle holders and more. He has actually made two benches, a vase and a cup holder. He does not use power tools all of his items are truly handcraft with care to make the natural beauty of the wood shine.
The most incredible thing about Wolfcreekmill is that he used nothing but found wood. Wood that other may end up in a landfill. His name is Dave and he lives in Southeastern Michigan where an invasive pest known as the Emerald Ash Borer which can destroy up to 15 million trees or more in Michigan alone. This pest does not eat deeply into the wood leaving it usable for furniture and other home decor items.
Although one might think that found wood couldn't possibly be as good as the wood you get at the stores, well much of that wood is inexpensive, chipped and glued together. Dave's uses the Ash tree a great deal and his items have the real beautiful look and shine of natural wood, not the fake thin veneer that cheap manufacturers make. Finding real wood in the stores is difficult unless you shop at the very pricey furniture stores.
Dave is also an exclusive member of Custommade.com and I hope he can find some time to write more detail about his crafting in a few days. Below is an image of one item he has crafted.