The traditional method of making lumber and building handmade furniture from hardwood trees is to first cut off the sapwood (the outer, lighter-color wood where water and sap flow through the tree much like blood through vessels in the human body), then plane each piece of lumber, making each one uniformly square.  

At Robin Wade Furniture, we believe in embracing Mother Nature's wonderfully imperfect beauty—rather than man’s egotistical need for perfection. One of the ways we celebrate and keep nature at the heart of our work is to preserve the natural edge of the tree, exposing the specimen’s natural shape and allowing it to become a part of the piece of handmade furniture. 


"The man who has no imagination has no wings."  Muhammad Ali