Exquisitely Gnarly

Gregory Woodhams's avatar Gregory Woodhams

The plans for this were all in my head...designed, and built as I worked. Meticulously crafted hutch with natural wood and sculpted form. Uniquely designed with unique materials salvaged from my local property. The materials include highly figured Sassafras that is painstakingly de-barked, sanded and shaped to fit in place. Spalted Maple which has incredible wood grain and tones. Spalted maple has to be salvaged at just the right time before decay sets in. Other materials include Maple burl, Bittersweet vine, Black Walnut and ancient oak salvaged from creek bottom. All pieces were kiln dried in my shop. The hutch has hidden drawers and a large spinning (lazy susan) for storage that is easily accessible in front. Finding the pieces is part of the process. I walk for hours looking at roots, decaying trees, curved branches, burls and underwater wood. I then haul them back to my shop and start putting the puzzle together. It has a natural stain and Tung oil finish. Thank you. Greg

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2'11
  • Medium: wood sculpture
  • Width: 5'7
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 7'3