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Drawing inspiration from the unique geographic location of San Diego and paying homage to the bond between the forces of nature, I work with the organic canvas that is wood and lend a physical embodiment to the purest forms of life; a spectacle of elements. I use chainsaws and other hand carving tools to create textures that represent fire and all of its warmth, water and the crests of waves that reveal a sign of friendship with the moon, air and the vitality to which we owe our every waking moment, and wind, which carries seasons to bring change. In an effort to incorporate history and tradition into my study of elements, I strive to go back to the primitive by exploring tribal themes and designs. Ultimately, what drives me as an artist and taking time to feel the joy in creating a natural and collective work that honors life at every level and not forgetting to bask in the freedom, the reverie, and the reciprocity of life and existence of this earth and all that it supports.
As a commercial Interior Designer, Old Fashioned Lumber is my secret weapon for adding custom craftsmanship to any project. They work with a variety of materials, including Wood, Metal, Resin, and Reclaimed Materials. If you have an idea, they can make it happen. Highly recommend checking them out for your next project.
The owner Don is amazing! He is so knowledgeable about wood and helped me design my perfect desk/dining table. His shop can fabricate anything! I guarantee you will find what you need.
This company is awesome! We live in Texas, and when we were in San Diego we stopped by to look around. The owner Donald Woodard is the nicest person you will ever meet, and his knowledge on all different types of wood is crazy. He gave us a tour and showed us some of the projects they have going on. Everyone there was so nice and knowledgeable. We will be working with him soon on a mantel for our home.
My mirror was just delivered from Old Fashioned Lumber and I am AMAZED at the finished product! I am sooo pleased with my complete experience from start to finish. I had a vision of a large mirror I wanted made. A week ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Old Fashioned Lumber shop. Don Woodard took the time to walk me through the process. We discussed dimensions and the look, and then he showed me all the unique wood he had to offer. My mind was blown away by the selection of wood he carriers. Different types of wood from different locations in the US, each kind of wood had a story behind where it came from. Some wood was over 100 years old. Twelve days later Don and Zack from Old Fashioned Lumber delivered this beautiful mirror they created for me!! So pleased with my purchase, I can't thank them enough! The entire process was a pleasant experience. Thank you Don & Zack!