Timberwork

My timberwork is steeped in and guided by the traditions of the forest & wood cultures of Early America and Northern Europe from medieval times up to the close of the 19th century.   Embodied within those traditions lies a vast wealth of human wisdom accumulated over hundreds and hundreds of years.  As a traditional timber frame carpenter in the post-modern age, I am faced with an almost overwhelming  abundance of choices when it comes to patterns and joinery.  My choices are tempered with careful consideration of context and precedent in hope that the outcome might have some bit of relevant coherence and integrity.  I strive to keep my work pure, graceful, and of an enduring level of craftsmanship.  Time will ultimately measure my efforts.  Please follow the photo links to galleries of past work or my more recent work.