David moved to Costilla, New Mexico from the central Rockies in 2002 and has been actively engaged in the local art scene. His furniture graces homes and condos in ski areas of the Rocky Mountains from Vail to Red River.
His passion for the restoration of old buildings of historic value include a settlers cabin, a Victorian home, a dairy barn and now some of the old adobes of New Mexico. His concern for conservation led to the re-using of old slow growth wood indigenous to the area. The weathered outer layer is removed to reveal the beauty and stability of the wood, which inspire the skillful crafting of each original piece.
Among his awards are 2004 and 2005 Taos Open “Best of Furniture” and a nomination for this award at the Taos Invitational 2006.
Considering the exquisite beauty and unique personality of each kind of slow grown, reclaimed or indigenous wood, I combine thoughtful design and my many years of woodworking to create works of art to be used in your home for generations to come.
A collaborative creative process to develop your best ideas and actualize your visions for furniture, cabinets, book shelves or seating areas that work for you, reflect your personal taste and are within your budget.
Starting with vestiges of the past, period rooms or structures and using your own vision of what you would like to see happen, I will create a partnership with you to make it so.