I've loved working with wood for a long time. It just felt natural and, while I have definitely learned a lot over the years, more than one piece has become firewood as I've tried, tested and perfected our products. It has been a great gift to be able to do this for a living.

The Shade Tree officially opened a woodworking studio in 1996 and I have been selling through art & craft shows, custom orders and wholesale ever since.

I believe in high-quality hardwood products made using only kiln-dried woods that have a highly figured wood grain. The natural beauty of wood is inspiring and our serving and ottoman trays, plus fabulous end-grain cutting boards make the most of each piece.

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