These unique and stylish coasters are made from upcycled Virginia hardwood (cherry, walnut, or maple) and are carved with an attractive reverse weave pattern. The finish is a durable oil/varnish mixture or lacquer (oil/varnish requires an extra week to cure) . Each coaster is about 3/8 inch thick and 3-1/2 inches in diameter. The reverse of each coaster is burned with my distinctive logo.
First I machine a wood blank from high quality hardwood that I sawmill at my Virginia workshop from upcycled trees that fall in storms and such and would otherwise become firewood or end up at the landfill. Then, after sanding the surfaces I carve a reverse weave pattern on each coaster using a computer numerical controlled (CNC) routing machine, cut each coaster to a final size of about 3-1/2 inches diameter, touch up with hand carving gouges, do some final sanding, burn my logo on the bottom and then apply the finish.
Price shown is per coaster. Please allow time after ordering for me to carefully make them and then safely ship them to you. I will get them to you as quickly as I can.
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I do my best to create the highest quality products that exceed your expectations and fulfill your requests. Due to the nature of custom work, I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges unless an item is damaged. If you do find a defect with your order or if it is damaged in transit, please message me as soon as possible via Hatch so we can resolve the issue.
I have been designing and making fine hardwood furniture for 37 years, the last eight of which has been my full time profession. My prior career as an officer in the United States Navy - a ship driver, nuclear engineer, and commanding officer - helped prepare me as a designer; the mental discipline I needed in those positions translated into an attention to detail and pursuit of perfection.
I built my studio workshop, complete with sawmill and solar drying kiln in the secluded forests of Northumberland County, Virginia. A committed steward of the environment, I use fallen hardwoods local to the studio, harvesting, milling and drying them myself. You might say I upcycle the trees, saving them from the firewood pile or landfill. My design approach is to celebrate the wood's inherent beauty, respecting its imperfections and variations. I prefer clear finishes, avoiding stains that might mask the grain. One can recognize a Pitts design by the grace of its curves, exquisitely matched grain patterns, exacting joinery and meticulous finishing.
My furniture has been featured in numerous exhibitions, has garnered more than a dozen awards, and appears in several furniture books. I am a member of local Virginia artists' associations and the (international) Furniture Society.