PROCESS - BOARD SELECTION AND LAYOUT
When a load of kiln-dried slabs arrives at our studio in Beacon, it is carefully categorized so that we can locate it when it is needed. At any given point, we stock an inventory of about 10,000 board feet of wood in the studio. All sequential "flitches" of wood are kept together so that we can use material from a single tree in a future project.
We love to “read the tree” and select interesting details to emphasize in our designs. We are rigorous about using the actual edges of the tree. The true sinews, curves and growth rings in the edge can be very elegant.
Client studio visits, by appointment, are heartily encouraged.