How long have I been woodworking? After tinkering with home projects for nearly a dozen years, I've been building small furniture and wooden boxes for the past 4 years and completed several college classes to broaden my skills. Now there is a cozy workshop in my basement with all the tools a gal could ever want.
How do I select my designs? I have experience in creating my own custom designs, in recreating treasured family heirlooms and in building from existing plans. Other woodworkers are a true inspiration to me, however, I do not replicate other artists' designs in items that I sell.
What woods, joinery and finishes do I use? Fit, form and function...all are important considerations when making these decisions for a project. I select wood species and grain patterns that I believe will compliment the design while also being appropriate for the location, environment and function of the item. Similarly, each joint type (e.g.,mortise & tenon, dovetail, miter) is chosen and crafted with care, giving thought to both aesthetic appeal and mechanical integrity. I typically use several hand-rubbed coats of Danish Oil with a top coat of buffed paste wax to enhance the natural grain and lustre of the wood. For furniture projects, I may also use a protective top coat such as polyurethane.
Where can you see my creations? I occasionally show my items at events sponsored by the Colorado Woodworkers Guild and at local gallery shows. For showing information, please click here.
Why My Interest in Woodworking? Click here to read more about how I became interested in woodworking.