A few of the Original members of Artwood

Among all the crafts throughout history, woodworking has been fundamental. With wood one can actualize just about any idea conceived-from bowls to buildings to boats to bridges. Designs range from utilitarian through functional and beyond artistic to abstract. Today, most of our houses are still made of wood, most of our furniture is wooden, and much of our plastic is made to look like wood.

When people speak of fine furniture, they are usually thinking of genuine antiques (most of which were factory mass produced) or pieces in period styles (Chippendale, Queen Anne, Colonial, etc.). This gallery represents a small sampling of what is happening in today's fine woodworking movement. Our pieces are all one of a kind, individually designed and constructed; most are functional, made to touch and use, all are sculptural. The finest quality craftsmanship and pleasing designs are our goal; a satisfied client is one of our rewards.

We consider ourselves artisan woodworkers, designer craftsman and women, and have chosen to be so. Woodworking will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We hope you appreciate the time, skill, material, and perseverance it takes to design, make and finish a careful piece of woodworking. We hope so- we do it for you!

- By Founding Member Lou Almasi, October 1987