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  • Salmon Bay Woodworks

    The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections: George Nakashima George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence.

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Dining table, George Nakashima's studio. Compare to another photo on this board which shows wood in the barn with notations for butterfly hinges just like these. Interestingly, the largest split in the wood is left open and unfilled.

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“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson