|I love working with wood, especially figured woods. My husband, Brian, also does some woodworking too.. (And, yes, I *am* a woman and I enjoy woodworking!)
Pictured at the left is the first chair I built - a chair built from a single slab of a huge maple burl. It is finished in tung oil and upholstered in tapestry. It was made with a band saw, a circular saw, a small table saw, a drill, and a lot of hand sanding. I have very little 'fancy' woodworking equipment. A lot of labor goes into a chair like this.
We work mainly with maple - burl, quilted, and fiddleback as well as some less figured maple. We also have limited amounts of Australian Blackwood, Russian Olive, Cherry, and Alaskan Yellow Cedar.