Rustic Furniture #1: Four Yrs in The Making

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Blog entry by Izzy Swan posted 08-22-2013 07:20 AM 4855 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have spent the better part of my life building what I would call rustic furniture, I love the experience of going out into the woods and find some unique natural branch, bark or burl and incorporating it into a design.. Doing this thing on YouTube where I have been sharing ideas and jigs that I build to (I hope) inspire people to thinking out side of the realm of traditional craftsmanship and maybe try something new.. any way the link below is to a slide show of a few off the pieces I have designed and built for my self and various furniture companies over the last four yrs…

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 08:24 AM

These are such remarkable designs Izzy that it makes me wonder why you are into jigs. I can understand that you must do what you find challenging and fun and sometimes it’s great to step back a bit to recharge the creative batteries, but I hope you will also continue with the very original and artistic designs of your rustic furniture. Meanwhile I am greatly enjoying your jig experiments, which show off your techy side and the enthusiasm you bring to them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 12:34 PM

Super nice builds, Izzy. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 03:24 PM

All I can say Izzy is that I am glad you decided to become a Lumberjock. Your designs are really unique as are your jigs. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 05:08 PM

I’m with Stefang, your designs are very good. Thanks for sharing these I can feel a project coming on in the Izzy Swan style. (has nice ring doesn’t it) But don’t stop making jigs buddy, we need those too.

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 10:05 PM

I like your style and execution Izzy! JB

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 05:04 AM

wonderful designs and very cool pieces.


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#7 posted 06-24-2015 04:44 AM

How I wish t create craft and furniture like you do, but sadly we live in urban a mile away from woods..

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#8 posted 08-11-2015 09:48 AM

Rustic furniture usually have an unique appeal, one can certainly find beautiful collection of rustic furniture at online stores. In places like an educational institute wooden furniture would be just perfect, in fact in the library wooden library shelving would look simply amazing.

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#9 posted 09-21-2015 09:57 AM

Rustic furniture always lend an elegant appeal to any home or office space. But now one does not have to roam around to find the best furniture shops, there are online stores available which offer wide range of furniture, you can even find institutional furniture suppliers online now.

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