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David Levy Wood Woodwork

David Levy

 

by David Levy
Handcrafted in California

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"Growing up in the pine forests of Southern New Mexico and working summers in a logging camp made a significant influence on my choice of wood as an art medium. Experimenting with tree trunk sections and forming different colored woods into geometric patterns began my interest in design. Studying design at UC Davis I began using domestic and exotic hardwoods to create functional pieces with geometric patterns made of solid wood.

Currently tongue and groove or dovetail joinery are commonly used and designs are developed to withstand the different climate environments around the world. Creating functional products with superior construction, artistic design and unusual flair are the emphasis of my work. Ultimately my works of art are made to be seen, touched and enjoyed in everyday life.

My approach to the craft of fine woodworking is simple: I make each item as if it were my own. Durability, practicality, and artistic beauty are the foundations of my work.

I begin by selecting the finest materials from a variety of domestic and imported hardwoods. I combine traditional and modern woodworking techniques, including tongue and groove, dovetail joinery, and/or aliphatic pressure bonding followed by sculpting, shaping, and sanding.

Each piece is finished with a mineral oil or multiple coats of clear lacquer to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. No stains, paints, or dyes of any kind are used."

I am confident that you will find products from Hardwood Creations a valued addition to your kitchen, living room, or office." -David Leavy

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