Welcome to Squirrelywood located in Welaka, Florida. My love for trees started as a young kid hiking through the woods in Maryland. Sailing was also a love of mine, and I combined the two by working on wooden boats. My own wooden boat brought me to a small coastal town in Florida where even more wood awaited. I started restoring historical homes and learned the art of turning wood into creative forms. I have built custom wood furniture and lighting for years and recently started turning bowls.
Now I have the opportunity to bring my craft of wood turned bowls and products to you. The feel, the smell, the grain of wood, there's nothing quite like it. I spend extra time to ensure all of my pieces are constructed with the utmost quality. Creating projects from wood is personal for me, so it gives me pleasure to be able to offer unique. custom wood products to you for your home, office, or for a gift. My goal is to bring you art which will last through generations.
If you have an idea for a special project, please contact me. Together we can make your idea come to life.
112 Acosta Creek Drive
Satsuma, Florida 32189
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR WOOD TURNED BOWLS AND FURNITURE
A little common sense will go a long way in caring for your wood items. Wood likes a stable environment. Abrupt and extreme changes in temperature or humidity will affect wood the most. A little soap and water is fine for cleaning. The dishwasher is not! Direct sunlight shining through a window can cause a bowl to dry out and crack. Any wood cleansing/refurbishing product is okay. Just read the label and follow the directions. Murphy's oil soap is an old standard. It's better to clean lightly and often than it is to allow dust to accumulate. Being a porous surface, wood will absorb dirt that is left on it. The glossier the finish, the harder it is and the more abuse it can take. If you ever have a question about what to do about a product you bought from me, please ask. I have a record of the finish I used on every piece. Just let me know the number that is on the bottom. Remember that even though the tree is dead, it's wood is still able to move and age. Most woods get darker as they age. It's known as patina, and I think it greatly enhances the visual appeal.