Thursday, March 29, 2012

Texas Woods

This April, we have 2 shows in Texas. That got us to thinking about the kinds of woods that come from Texas. Since all of our boxes feature wood that is not stained or dyed, the beauty of natural wood shows through, and we think the types of wood that goes into each box is essential.

We use the following types of wood from the continental US:
  • Ash
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Olive
  • Rosewood
  • Mahogany
  • Hack Berry
  • Holly
  • Walnut
  • Walnut Burl
  • Madrone Burl
  • Ambrosia Maple
  • Birds Eye Maple
  • Curly Maple
  • Curly Ash
  • Curly Cherry

The following types of trees grow in Texas:
  • Oak
  • Pecan
  • Ash
  • Mesquite
  • Palm

Only Ash is grown in Texas that we also use in our boxes. In fact, most of our hardwoods come from Asia, Africa, and South America!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

April Shows

Come join us in April to see our beautiful hand-made boxes in the following juried shows:

April 14-15
Art City Austin
Downtown Austin, Texas

"Where the award-winning Austin City Hall rests on the banks of Lady Bird Lake. A gateway for many, a beloved tradition for others, Art City Austin is a temporary art utopia where curious and delightful discoveries await!"
April 21-22
Fiesta Arts Fair
SW School of Art
San Antonio, Texas

     "The art fair is nestled among the shady trees of the school's historic Ursuline Campus adjacent to San Antonio's River Walk, and in the art school's gothic chapel. This event draws over 12,000 people to enjoy art along with regional music and some of the best Mexican food San Antonio has to offer.
     Fiesta Arts Fair has something for everyone – especially children. At the Children's Art Garden, kids work with professional artists and volunteers to create their own mini-masterpieces. From stained glass to clay to creative new Fiesta medals, there is an art project for everyone to discover."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wood of the Month: Olive Ash

Olive Ash is a hardwood found in the USA that is most prized for it's burl. It is found in many veneers and is a popular wood for making furniture.

Please note: we use no veneers, but only authentic wood in our pieces!