Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas
Choosing the lumber for a project is very important. The Grain and figure in the wood play a big part in developing the character of a project. By using wood with unusual grain, we can create focal points for showing off the attributes of the piece. In this way the project becomes more than just a utility but a piece of art that can warm a room.
Getting Beyond the beauty of the wood we must consider other attributes. In a best case scenario, all the lumber used for a project could come from the same tree. This is sometimes possible if a supplier has it in stock. Only lumber that is dry enough for use in furniture craft should be used as such. Lumber bought at big box stores usually has a much higher moisture content than one wants for fine furniture construction. As this “wet”wood dries it shrinks making joints loosen which in turn threatens the integrity of the entire piece. If we want to build furniture with hopes of it lasting hundreds of years, we must use wood that is cured and ready for our endeaver. Clicking on the crabtree woodworks logo will take you back to home page. Most pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.