Alan Smith     Everett, WA

Alan Smith loves to salvage wood and turn it into something beautiful.

He has been working with wood since he was a boy and relishes in discovering what's inside seemingly ordinary pieces of wood. He says every fragment is different and the final shape and finish unique.

The process involves sourcing logs from downed trees in his neighborhood, chain/band sawing into blanks, treating end cuts to inhibit splits, rough turning, drying, final turning, finishing and polishing.

Instead of ending up in a fireplace or landfill, Alan's bowls, pots and trees adorn and enhance homes.