I design my furniture to be relatively spare, yet elegant and useful. The resulting structures are angular, some rectilinear, some with gentle curves. I use traditional hand tools in combination with modern machinery to shape and join components precisely, focusing on creating interesting compositions of negative and positive space, harmonious lines and a sense of lightness. Where appropriate, I join pieces using exposed tenons, pegs and splines to lend selective visual interest and express the piece's structure. I often add color and utilize certain combinations of woods within a piece, carefully selecting and using the most beautiful hardwoods available.