"From my inspiration to the final finishes, my furniture making process begins and ends with the beauty of a slab of wood," says Greg Klassen, who has gained notoriety follow profiles in influential design blogs Colossal and Core and in the August 28 Wall St. Journal.
Educated at College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA, Klassen finds orders arriving from all over the world for his tables, made from salvaged logs, glass and steel or wood frames. Prices range from $5,600 to $8,200, according to his website, http://www.gregklassen.com. He sells his furnishings through BigCartel.com
Klassen says he receive a degree in theology, "Before I traded in my textbooks for a handplane." I studied furniture design & fine woodworking in such diverse locales as California’s redwood coast and an island village in Sweden, where I trained under two important furniture masters.
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