By Bethany Hannah
My love for trees and wood started young, beginning with climbing trees in the backyard and backpacking among the giants in the Pacific Northwest, to helping my dad with construction projects and learning how to use traditional woodworking hand tools from my grandfather. Put simply, I find solace while amongst trees and contentment from working with wood. On that front, I’ve recently begun creating sculptures as rookie woodcarver and tend to geek-out a bit when I see beautiful raw edge tables or furniture with well-crafted butterfly splines and finishes. The story told through the grain of wood is as fascinating to me as it is inspiring.