I create most of my objects from fruit or hardwood (walnut, cherry, plum, apple, pear, beech, maple, ash). The raw materials come from the local forests, I saw up the wood and stock it so that, after a period of natural drying, it reaches the suitable ater content and I can use it as a raw material.
The work is worked by hand or by machine. The final assembly, fitting and surface treatments is always hand done.
I try to create contrasts between the various parts simply by using the colours of the different woods. I do not paint my work, nor stain it and I often use it in its natural state. The occasional surface treatment is using paraffin oil from the chemists. When I glue parts, I only use water-based wood glues that are non-toxic.