Chester Shuey's Profile
My process is simple and clean, I use locally salvaged trees and lumber. A dangerous tree removed from a yard can be turned into a one of a kind dining table or chairs, or hardwood beams removed from an old barn can be repurposed into a set of stools or a bench. Here in Asheville, NC and the surrounding areas this is a common practice and I feel lucky to be amongst fellow woodworkers and artists with a common goal. Most of the time I can tell clients where the boards from a tree came from, and which local sawyer milled them. This process supports local tree services, sawyers, kiln operaters, galleries, and many more. When you invest in a piece of furniture from me, you also invest in the community and the envirnoment.
Should all furniture last generations? I think so. Investing in handmade furniture is exactly that, an investment. My goal is to create well-made family heirlooms with hardwoods and...
- Joined January 13, 2011