In one form or another, for most of the last decade, I’ve spent my time working with wood. Now, I fill my days exclusively with pencil shavings and sawdust, as both designer and craftsman.
I take a fresh and dynamic approach in creating unique pieces, that can be the highlight of a room, or the perfect compliment to great architectural themes. My work integrates modern design sensibilities with traditional craftsmanship, to produce heirloom quality furniture.
To help minimize my footprint, I use locally sourced materials and environmentally friendly products whenever possible. I’ve developed relationships with several small sawyers and wood purveyors who help me salvage urban trees from becoming firewood and wood chips. This method allows me to save whole or partial logs, which in turn gives me the freedom to build furniture from a single source tree. This help keeps grain and color consistent throughout each build and adds to the legacy of the piece.
Joseph G. La Macchia
Delafield, WI 415-246-5397