I begin my table making in reverse order, starting with picking the lumber for the top. Many times that piece of lumber makes all the decisions. It must be distinctive in its grain pattern, color and sometimes even its live edge shape. Many times it is made from one wide board, a rare and prized quality in the lumber world. I then mate a base to the top, avoiding straight lines; I believe graceful curves are far more pleasing to the eye. Sculptural legs are sawn one at a time and then shaped and sculpted using traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table can be considered a one-of-a-kind, by virtue of the unique lumber used, handcrafted details or sculptural design.