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Spreading the Wealth

I may be young and have a lot to learn in the realm of woodworking, but that doesn’t mean I don’t already have much to share. Recently, Houzz.com asked me to contribute to their site in the form of DIYs and tool profiles for developing woodworkers. I’m elated by the opportunity to further combine my degree in journalism and my real world development as a carpenter.

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Live-edge Walnut Bed

This is what had been on my mind up until about three weeks ago.

  • Kickstarting my live-edge furniture career.
  • Sourcing my lumber more locally. Oregon woodworkers should use Oregon lumber.
  • I graduated college three years ago; I should no longer be sleeping on a futon mattress on the floor.

The bed above accomplished all three of these things and then some.

I will never be able to build this bed again. Why? Each piece of live-edge furniture can never be recreated. ┬áIt’s beauty is achieved by incorporating wood’s natural edges into the work which can’t be mimicked by man and his fancy tools. A woodworkers, we can only forego the typical dimensioning of lumber, instead incorporating natural edges into a work. This style, brought to popularity by George Nakashima, adds a more lively aura than any squared up and symmetrical piece. What’s truly enjoyable as a carpenter is observing every piece of lumber and letting it decide where it fits into the furniture.

MORE LIVE-EDGE LOVE And GALLERY AFTER THE JUMP

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