The Northern California Coast is a special place.
Home to huge coastal Redwoods, Madrones, and the dense chaparral that often accompanies them, this is the perfect place to find craftspeople who live to source, design and produce gorgeous woodworking – from home furnishings like tables, chairs and dressers, to stunning statement pieces made from old growth redwood roots and live edge burls, and the occasional piece turned on the lathe.
As a coastal native, Craig is intimately familiar with each slab of wood, the source of each tree, the history and age of every old growth piece. His reverence is so deep that he prefers to retain the live-edge integrity of the wood and finish minimally with walnut oil. Respect for place and for mother nature’s process is top of mind as Craig lets the natural personality of each piece whisper to him it’s final form.
In contrast, Michael Doten loves nothing more than performing magic by turning a stick of wood into a completely different form. From end-grain cutting boards in triangular and odd shapes to high-boy pub-style dining tables and colorful resin river tables, Michael loves releasing the inner-beauty of wood by creating a completely unique end product that will be a family heirloom for years to come. He also delights in custom designs that meet the needs of client requests.
Craig and Michael will be offering 20% off their woodwork between now and the end of the year, including on custom design orders. Stop by Lansing Street Gallery to see a sample that will inspire you or walk out with one of their gorgeous pieces currently on display.
This week the gallery will be open:
Wednesday 12/22 from 11am-4pm
Thursday 12/23 from 11am – 4pm
Friday 12/24 from 11am – 4pm
Sunday 12/26 from 11am – 4pm
Photo Credit: Nate Ward