As I was innocently spelunking Facebook, one of my friends happened to post a link to her and her husband’s new shop, Walt’s Workshop. Naturally, I decided to take a look, and loved what I saw!
When I asked David, one of the co-owners, what his inspiration was, he replied with, “My inspiration is constant curiosity. I get that feeling in my stomach when I see something neat and think, ‘I could do that.’ Now I spend my life doing that. I write, cook, woodwork, metalwork, box, juggle, enjoy silent films, etc. There are tasks I fail and I move past them as quick as possible. I can say I’m trying to live the examined life.”
That is absolutely fantastic. It’s a great philosophy to have, and that creative nature really shines through in the peices they offer. Here are a few of my faves:
|Cutting Board – Original listing here.|
The color and texture of the wood in this peice is beautifully highlighted in the stain he chose to go with and the way the wood is cut.
|Maple and Walnut Cutting Board – original listing here.|
This one’s just so much fun to look at! The 3D look that middle strip gives really adds depth to the peice, and I can see it fitting in with quite a few different kitchen decors.
|Dot Pattern Table – original listing here.|
Being the sucker for detailed work that I am, I’m in love with this table. Between the lovely grain and the subtle wave pattern, I’m put in mind of the intricate role water has in the flow of life. This truly is a beautiful table.
For more information about this great new shop, examples of past work, more listings and information about custom work, check out their web page here.
Thanks go out to David and Kourtney for letting me feature their great shop this month! Keep up the great work, and I’ll be watching for more from you.