Today's post is short & sweet.
When designing anything, whether it's buildings, furniture- or even cars, consumer goods or fashion items, your choice of material is critical to your design. I choose to design and make with wood for a number of reasons. The main one is that wood is magical :)
I believe there's an innate connection in all of us with wood. It's hard to resist rubbing it, running your hands over the grain, and gulping in the unique smell. In recent times we've embraced other materials such as plastic in a flawed way. Basically, a material that has been designed to last forever is used in instances where it is instantly thrown away. But the properties of wood are almost magical. A wooden piece treated with respect and care can last centuries. On the other hand, if wood is left to the elements it will weather and disintegrate, naturally degrading back into the earth from where it came. There is no doubt that this is truly special.
Hi. I'm Dónal. I'm a furniture maker, carpenter, and woodworker. This blog is a way for me to share my work plus some of my thoughts on woodworking in general.
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