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Products and Services to enhance your knowledge, skills and creativity  to help achieve your success with your projects.

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Materials and Objects

We search the world to find uncommon materials and objects for clients. We welcome inquiries from Architects, Designers, Private Collectors and Institutions. We offer project support regarding materials and methods of application for successful design integration.  We have been successfully providing these products and services for over 25 years now. we specialize in wood, stone, and ancient commodities.

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Display cases and specialty room interiors.

We manufacture custom interiors and furnishings for many individuals. Unusual materials composition and carving details often highlight many of these projects. We work with Architects, Designers, Builders and individuals like yourself to help create custom displays that meet your needs and desires. These projects range from small scale desk top displays to larger scale interiors such as this room recently completed for a private residence. Please see our project pages.


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Research and Consulting Services

 We offer research through our own laboratory, and consulting services to clients who seek help with materials research and or specialized methods of use. We have experience working thousands of unique materials in many applications such as aircraft, boats, residences and many other more obscure applications. Understanding historical applications, preservation and conservation needs through hands on experience of working with museums and collectors world wide.  Clients span the range from collectors of microscopic samples to full size Viking ships and aircraft collections.

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 Wood Collection Volume 1 "Pro"  $197.00

 "The tool  Architects, and Designers need in front of them, and their clients to make decisions."...D. Vincent Scully, Architect

This binder houses 72 real wood samples of the woods covered in the Wood Collection Volume I text book and also contains the "Basic" text as described to the far right.  If there is one secret to being super successful in any career it is that you must know your medium. This tool allows you to have 72 samples in hand along with all the wood specs and info you need to make decisions.  The ability to have samples in hand with the needed information at the right time is invaluable.             More


Wood Collection Volume 1 "Standard" $44.87

 "This is an invaluable reference...This is a wonderful teaching tool"... Dr. Barrett Rock, Ph.D. Director of NASA EOS facility.

This binder houses laminated color photographs of the 73 woods covered in the Wood Collection Volume I text and also gives wood identification tips along with figured wood information. The "Basic" book as described to the far right is also included as conveniently fitted components of the main binder.




Wood Collection Volume 1 "Basic" $24.87

This is the economy version  with spiral bound text only. Provides a ton of information to be able to make decisions. The text has maps of distribution, toxicity, native uses, line drawings of fruit and leaf, photomicrographs with indicators of what to look for with a hand lens, working properties and more. Each page contains a wealth of information in regards to 73 woods. This book is a must for the serious wood student, the woodshop, and anyone interested in woods.        More






 The Ford Chairs

For the first time we will produce a very limited number of chairs based on the chairs we built for Harrison Ford. These chairs are unique in many ways to most chairs. The techniques used to produce these chairs required  a different way of thinking about chair making. 

We are offering 5 different style chairs in a limited quantity as they are all handmade one at a time.  See the chair page for details of styles, specs, and contact info.    FORD CHAIR PAGE


What Harrison Ford said about these chairs..... "These are the best dam chairs I have ever seen... remarkable."

Mr. Ford should know he is a collector of many fine antiques and also was a woodworker himself before going into the acting movie business.

  We are offering two versions of each chair model, a museum grade chair and a collectors chair. See the chair page for further details.


Wood Poster $24.87

 This is a great tool for the office or conference room to aid in creative design. The photos are incredibly accurate of each wood sample.

This is a full color poster that displays all the woods covered in the Wood Collection vol. I.  It is a wonderful addition to any shop, office, classroom, lab or science center. 24"x36" on heavy weight poster stock.



 Making Chairs for Harrison Ford $49.87

(available on DVD or VHS)

This DVD shows unique techniques of the Windsor chair making process by revealing shop secrets that create these valuable chairs.  Learn what gives these Windsor chairs the added value that attracts such clientele as Harrison Ford and other high profile clients.

  You will learn the process we go through to make these chairs for our clients. Learn just what we do to set our chairs apart from other chairs.




Wood Lecture  $49.87

This is a great tool for teachers, students, and individuals. Jim gives this presentation to High schools, Colleges and Businesses around the country. The number one question we are asked, "Do you have this presentation on video?"  Now we do! Approximately 45 minutes.

Jim covers much more than just wood facts. You will learn why you need to learn more every day, what does it really take to travel the world and do these projects. You will learn and discover more by examining the objects and samples and the stories of what happens on the expeditions. This will make you think a little more about what you do with a day.


 Tour of Shop and Lab $49.87

This is an inside look into our private work space that shows projects in progress and how we are resolving our challenges with them. See what we use and how we use it to create the projects we do.

Many people have asked to see our work space.

This DVD is a tour of our private work shop, studios, and labs showing projects in progress, shop layout, tools, and how we resolve project challenges to create and provide unique high end products and service.



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