thinking and special processes along with a very concerned respect for
environmental issues gives Bernard the opportunity to present tables that
are in the Arts and
Crafts, Loft, Cottage or Casual furniture style. His unique designs live harmoniously
in homes, offices and public spaces. And yet they make a statement.
comes to the “table”, so to say, with a special skill set for which he is
very thankful. It is the “art and science” of drying wood
successfully. And specifically, the furniture that is used for the
interior of homes and offices.
fortunate a number of years ago to spend a full year and a half chatting to
hundreds of wood dryers all over North America, coast to coast -
asking them only three or four questions . . . How can I help you today?
How is your wood drying operation going? What specific species are
you having drying problems with this week? What sections of the
boards and planks are splitting?
past experiences give Bernard a real feeling of comfort now when trying to
piece of Nature as a "Moment in Time".
When Bernard stands there looking at that
tree or stump where the kids or you have spent many a memorable moment,
it is at that point where experience and creativity counts . . . . . . . . . to imagine what patterns are
inside . . . . . . . to visualize what can be crafted
. . . . . . . . . . what sections are bad and cannot be worked with
. . . . . . . and what pieces will bring out stunningly beautiful examples
of Nature that can make a statement in your room, home or office.
table that is crafted, there is great respect
for the natural
character and imperfections. The
natural shapes, holes, curves and “live edges” tell him that each
piece of wood is "unique". The grain, colour, special
markings and scars
all add to the
character and express the history of each piece.
2008 - 2012 Bernard Schimmel All