Years before a piece is ready to enter a client's home or a gallery, the process begins—naturally—with the tree. Sustainably harvested, each specimen of hardwood is flitch sawn into natural-edge wood slabs, debarked by hand with a draw-knife and stacked to dry, usually for years, before the final cure in the kiln. From here, Wade and his team use both hand and power tools to bring his visions to life, then finish each piece with a hand-rubbed oil blend. Each organic furniture creation balances the raw, natural beauty of locally sourced hardwoods with minimally invasive, clean lines—a juxtaposition Wade calls both rustic and modern. “I haven’t yet found a better artist than nature,” he says.