Northern Woods Exhibition

"Once again your attention to details is second to none. I find a continuous stream of inspiration from both the physical articles, but also your website. The black and white photography and story telling provide much insight and inspiration. I  always look forward with anticipation to your next project and storyline. Thanks."

— Duane

Judge's written comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Details compliment and echo in several levels. Would want this in any room where I want to feel at home." ― Judge #3

Transcript of recorded comment:

"... commenting on entry number twelve thirty-six, the Serenity cabinet. I really enjoyed this piece, it has nicely pleasing proportions overall. I enjoy the back panel echoing the front door. This inspires me to want to employ some of your ideas, some of your vision, in some of my own work at home. I love how all the details complement with small surprises. You're able to avoid having any detail speak too loudly. They all kind of whisper. It takes a good eye to pull that off and it's very well done. I just really enjoy this piece. I could see it in a number of room settings. I could see it in my workshop holding a couple of prized chisels. I could see it in a library holding a small ceramic vase. It's a beautiful object, nicely done, nicely matched grain and figured wood. Great job. One of the nicest pieces here in the show. Thank you for sharing it." ― Judge #3

Transcript of Judge's recorded comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Twelve thirty-six, Serenity. I could not have picked a better title for this piece. Every square inch of it is beautifully considered: the figure; the way the panels in the front swell and move aside for these inlaid doussie end-grain squares; the way they are expressed with reveals all the way around; the different sizes of the squares and the disposition of them is, to my eye, really musical. I like the quartered figure used in the frame, the very quiet little indent that gives you access to it and the way it opens, and the way the back panel responds to the asymmetry of the front with a similar offset layout. Very delicate, very beautifully done in every one of its details; a piece that I would have been really proud to build myself."

― Judge #2

Judge's written comment from the 2012 Northern Woods Exhibition:

"Subtle details of this wall piece draw you in. Beautiful and simple design is timeless." ― Judge #1

Transcript of recorded comment:

"Number twelve thirty-six, Serenity. This piece is not only very well designed, but it's simplicity and style... it just has a classic look about it that all the judges responded to very strongly; and I think the details are well done. I think it is not only well executed, but it is so tasteful in not only its design, but the use of wood; I think it's a remarkable piece. I really do like how the hardware is hidden in so many ways, so it feels like it's just a natural box, a natural piece of wood that just seems to function very well. Very, very well done." ― Judge #1