Brian Bartel : Second Nature Woodworks
34 Vermillian Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Specialty: My work is primarily constructed using vintage lumber(because of the character of the old growth grain) re-worked into custom doors and tables that represent the pre-industrial revolution high quality craftsmanship. Of course modern machinery is utilized to expedite time, however no detail is to small. Hand tools are a huge part of my style leaving subtle to aggressive tool marks (hand planes,chisels) that really give place to the time invested. The joinery is primary exposed where possible i.e. bridal joints, spline joints, mortise & tenons, functional wood pins, giving a marriage of form & function and the finish is possibly the most important part. I lean heavily to the hand rubbed finish & look, through various means & processes. In the end my pieces are layers upon layers of hand work hopefully highlighting "the art of work". Collaborations welcome.
Galleries: GroveWood Gallery