After college I moved back to work on the family farm/ ranch with my wife. During that time I took a fancy to the art of furniture and I haven't looked back.
My philosophy on furniture is that there should be a feel of comfort in each piece. I have decided to leave large machines to the other folks. Instead I feel more comfortable picking up hand tools and shaping each piece till it seems to have a life of its own. I have taken this theory enough to heart that I even name (instead of number) my chairs. I feel if something is worthy of 100 hours of labor it deserves a name.
Primarily I build Mid Century Modern style furniture. I started my furniture building career with Period type furniture. Naturally I have a great respect for the level of craftsmanship Early American furniture requires but Mid Century furniture is what appeals to me the most. I also do some live edge work (slab top tables) and build Maloof style chairs.
While comfort and functionality are at the top of the list I strive to create furniture that is unique and worthy of conversation.
Along with building and designing furniture my family runs cattle and farms wheat. We also welcomed our first shop hand to our family last June!