Saturday, October 10, 2009
The Wealth of Wood - Part Two
One thing that we have noticed over the years displaying at shows is that people generally love to touch and feel wood. We'll see browsers come and run their hands along our furniture. Many have no idea that they're doing it, others are very keenly aware. The beauty of the wood just speaks to us.
Michael has often been inspired by the words of Michelangelo...
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
For us here at Delnero Furniture, the wood is the medium, and the sculptor is the craftsman.
In this article, see the progression of table legs being handturned. The legs are made of heirloom grade quilted maple, and the finished project is a computer table.
Mike has often told me that it is very rewarding to be able to do for a living what he loves, and he surely is an artist. We have customers that have told us that we are building the antiques of tomorrow.
In our opinion, the wealth is already in the wood, it is our job to continue to reveal that beauty.
Watch for our new wood pages on our website, showing characteristics and completed projects for each.