This reclaimed Fir table was a fun table to build for the crew in the shop. The beefed up “architectural” leg structure helps solidify its enormous stature! It kind of looks like a person holding a table top on their back. Kind of…
10’ x 4’ x 2” reclaimed Fir table, with custom leg structure, dark stained, finished with OSMO Hardwax Polyx Oil.
Hey Guys. I am a huge fan of yours. I absolutley love your work and it has inspired me to get into the Industry. What kind of educational background do the majority of your staff have? Currently looking into programs at Red River College. Any tips/advice for starting out?Thanks- Paige !
Thanks for reaching out to us! I asked J (owner) to answer this for you. See below.
Thanks alot! It’s always nice to hear compliments like that. We are all students of the school of hard knocks! One of us has a degree in environmental design, but really we are all just people who make themselves aware of their medium. There is no course for the type of work that we do.
It’s important to understand wood and wood movement in an environment such as Manitoba. We have such extreme changes in temperature and humidity that one cannot build a piece the same way you could in a more temperate climate. We live in a place that requires us to think.
All of our builds are well thought out creations based on our current understanding of wood movement. We all sit down and discuss the design and and any potential issues that may arise seasonally. Then we build it and hope we didn’t fuck up. Which happens as you learn. If you aren’t trying to learn something new things will go wrong.
All that said, basic wood knowledge and tool knowledge will make the learning curve alot easier. Good luck out there!
In a nutshell, J is saying any program or experience is going to help you with your new passion. I hope this helps Paige!
This finished reclaimed live edge Ash countertop should be in Calgary right about now. Hope the owners like it as much as we do!! #woodanchor #woodcountertop #liveedge (at Wood Anchor, 3375 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba)