I grew up on the rocky coast of New England surrounded by a great wood working tradition. In my youth, I made all kinds of objects in wood, from tiny sculptures to boats. Upon leaving the corporate world after 35 years of service, I returned to my passion of crafting things from wood but with a new sustainable perspective. Working with delicate wood veneers, I am able to present all the beauty of the wood while maintaining my reverence to the forest.
Forestique creations are made with wood veneers 1/40th of an inch thin. Veneers allow us to present the beauty of real wood and use trees wisely. Our creations are sun cured so we avoid carbon-producing heaters and lights. It takes longer, but the UV rays of the sun bring more durability to the tung oil and natural wax finishes.