What Inspires Me
No single thing in my life inspires my woodworking more than getting to be a father to my boys. I want them to see the value of making things using their own hands, of creating something from nothing and for them to see what happens when they work hard.
I want them to spend time as much time using their imagination with toys made by Dad as watching someone else’s imagination on a screen. I want them to try new things and not be afraid to fail. I want them to know that even an heirloom crib is worthless if you can’t let yourself have fun with it.
Since I began woodworking I have grown a deep appreciation for things in my life that fill a daily role of functionality and beauty. Things like the crib and bed I get my boys out of each morning, my chef’s knife and cutting board, a carved wine tree that holds my wine for cooking.
I want the things in my life to be useful, to be fun and when you look closely you know without a doubt that each was handmade. These are the things I make and use for myself and have for sale here at Clark Fine Wood Products.