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By MyWorkshop, Steve Altman


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This attractive box is made of Imbuya - sometimes known as Brazilian Walnut - and spalted maple. Imbuya's grain is as variable as the weather; spalted maple's figure suggests craggy mountains and desert vistas. It's a box that looks like it was born just outside Vegas. Interior dimensions: Length 10.5" x Width 6" x Depth 2".

Wood (Imbuya, spalted maple, boxwood)

12.25 x 7.5 x 3 inches

About the artist

Steven Altman has been working with wood for over 50 years - as an apprentice, cabinetmaker, studio furniture maker, project manager, owner of an interior design/build company in NYC, and for the last 20 years, making intricate, detailed boxes and cabinets out of unusual, exotic species. He learned the craft by laboring in workshops, by heeding the instruction of experienced woodworkers who shared what they knew, and watching, from afar, the work of other expert workers who had no desire to share anything at all. He would haunt the stacks of NYC libraries to research old, dusty volumes of trade knowledge. He has never attended any design or art schools. Steven has been featured in and on the cover of magazines, won prizes, and has work in collections across the USA. And now his creations, small pieces of wood precisely fitted and joined and glued together, store tangible memories for those who find something like that appealing... ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Wood
Category: Home/Decor, Home/Kitchen

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