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Location: Lawrenceville, Ga
I build Craftsman furniture and related items. I use quartersawn white oak, white oak, red oak, and walnut exclusively. In every piece, I use walnut as an accent to the oak. This could be the slats, beauty stretchers, lower stretchers, or wherever it suits me and looks good. I take some of my designs from Stickley catalog reprints and tweak them to make them mine, but much of the time I take inspiration from the time and place and make my own designs.
I like the way the walnut sets off the oak, and usually use a light pecan stain topped with a clear satin finish. I don't use any screws or metal fasteners in my pieces, joining them using mortise and tenon joints and pegs.
My shop is 1/2 of my basement, about 1500sq.ft., and I have all the tools and machines but a lathe, which I am not really into, considering what I build.
I get most of my lumber from Pennsylvania, but would like to find a local source that had the same quality and selection. I have lived here for 3-4 years and have had no luck. Maybe here I will find some help, because shipping is killing me on prices.
I am looking forward to talking to other woodworkers across the country. This is the first time I have joined something like this.
-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville
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