About this site

I've always been drawn into working with wood and listening to music, and here you will find things that have captured my interest during the last three decades. Though uncommonly diverse, they carry a common thread, which the French call "beautilité": beauty and utility, bound inextricably together. After all, shouldn't artisans make useful things beautiful, and vice-versa?
   A smarter businessman might focus on only one of these creative niches, since each product line targets distinctly different markets, but each creation means too much for me to specialize in just one. Each sprang from a different creative period, and the design and content of each is unlike other artisans' offerings.
   I hope visitors will enjoy seeing the variety of items here as much as I enjoy producing them.

Michael Whitman          

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