Five Pretty Things from the Northern Woods Show

The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild puts on a rousing competition and show each spring featuring the work of Minnesota-based woodworkers and furniture-makers. Here are my faves from this year’s show:

Tim Gorman’s amazing “Serpentine” chair made with cherry and strung with nylon.

Jesse Theis’ elegant black walnut coffee table with inset diamonds of cherry.  

Dick Schultz‘s  “Jewelry Nest” jewelry box made with a menagerie of inlaid rare and exotic woods: wenge, bird’s eye maple, anigre, Spanish cedar, bubinga, ebony, holly, kiaat, and bocote.

Mark Laub‘s lovely “Star Dancer” cabinet that, in addition to a range of exotic woods, also has inlaid abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, and patinaed copper for extra shimmer.

Patrick Plautz‘s satin-lacquered “Five Year Table” made of birch and mahogany. Named as such because it took five years to complete? Not sure, but it’s beautiful enough that I’d believe it…