Marriage of Metal and Wood

Produced by Jon Binzen

Wooden is such a captivating, numerous, and difficult materials
which you could simply spend a lifetime working it with out feeling
you’ve come near exhausting its potentialities. However for a
vary of present furnituremakers, including different supplies to
wooden has develop into a necessary a part of their strategy. There’s
nice work being achieved in wooden combined with all types of
things-glass, stone, synthetics-but most prominently steel.

On this month’s challenge we featured 5 retailers that pair wooden and
steel, and this slide present offers you a bit broader and deeper
have a look at the work they do. Two of the retailers are in Washington
State: Stewart Wurtz in Seattle, and Greg Klassen in Lyndon;
two are in Upstate New York: Peter Harrison in Grove, and
Michael Robbins in Philmont; and Robert and Tor Erickson’s store
is in Northern California. All 5 retailers do a few of the
metalworking themselves.

Metals like brass and aluminum, which might be labored with
woodworking machines, present an entrypoint for a lot of
woodworkers, permitting them to make their very own , inlay,
or different accents. From there, some makers drastically broaden their
talent set and equipment record and dive headlong into shaping
steel components themselves. However for extra woodworkers utilizing steel
often includes designing the steel components after which working
with machinists, blacksmiths, foundrymen or steel fabricators
to provide them.

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