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craft.


Let the wood speak for itself.

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Let the wood speak for itself.

 

Watkins woodwork

In our studio in the mountains of Utah, we build beautiful things simply by letting the wood tell us what it is. By not clouding it with dyes or stains. By honoring the sacrifice from living tree to lumber. By using every piece as efficiently as possible and by reclaiming as often as we can.

 
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Respect.


The wood will tell us what it is. Listen.

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Respect.


The wood will tell us what it is. Listen.

The one overriding philosophy we abide by here is to let the wood speak for itself. We rarely use dyes or stains, and you'd be up for a challenge to convince us to paint something. Instead we turn to the grain and figure of the wood itself to tell its own story. And above all, we let the wood tell us its highest and best use. Not every piece of wood is a bowl, or a table, or a chair.

Out of the workshop and into the finishing studio, our multi-step process typically includes several coats of custom-mixed boiled linseed oil and tung oil, followed by an oil/paste wax finish that is hand-buffed to a satin finish. The durable result brings out the best of the wood's natural colors and produces a supple, rich feel.

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Reveal.


Natural color, natural grain, natural figure.

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Reveal.


Natural color, natural grain, natural figure.

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Design.


Heritage, form and function.

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Design.


Heritage, form and function.