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By Hand: Whittled Housewares Create Sustainable Creature Comforts with Charm and Beauty

by , 06/01/11

Nowadays wherever one looks for fashionable, modern furnishings, they’re lost amongst pieces made in a factory. You won’t find any crumbly, soulless particleboard in the pieces featured here. Our woodsman friend, Jack, whittles his creations in his slow evening hours with a cup of chamomile tea. “Gosh,” he starts with a reluctant reflection when asked where he draws his inspiration for his craft, “I’m not sure. It’s just something I’ve always enjoyed doing. It helps me relax after a long day of working with my squirrel rescue organization.” He says he really likes knowing the fallen tree from which he sourced material, and that it can live on in another beautiful form. He likes knowing how it came together, from his imagination to his living room. He likes working with his hands. Jack relies largely on his faithful axe and his trusty pocketknife to do most of the work.

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17 Comments

  1. MotherofMax July 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    lovely work

  2. triptocity July 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

    coool

  3. triptocity July 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    cool

  4. bryprd July 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Jack sounds like a very down to eareth person (literally)!

  5. CordyBiddl July 20, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Awesome!!!

  6. jnoddin23 July 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

    love it

  7. dianesslice July 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    trying to get clues

  8. cocagram July 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful work… Love your art.

  9. SpearsEE July 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful Sculptures

  10. BboySGK July 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. samiscool88488 June 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Love this

  12. faisal8008 June 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    great great

  13. SharminsMagic8 June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Love this stuff

  14. mafioso17 June 27, 2011 at 12:48 am

    All Of Your Work Is Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!I Love It All

  15. lundina0623 June 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome

  16. anotherbrownboy June 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    wow pretty cool work of art.

  17. karen_s. June 1, 2011 at 12:25 am

    If you’re on a quest, click here to check-in and get your next clue.

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