Matthew Werner builds fine furniture that is enhanced with imagery inspired by nature. He generally uses domestic woods, especially westcoast natives and, where possible, he prefers to use lumber that is certified as sustainably harvested. He works with a variety of finish options, including low-emissions finishes that may be required by people with chemical sensitivities. Matthew resaws the marquetry veneers himself, using only naturally colored woods. Shading is achieved with the ancient Egyption technique of dipping inlay pieces in hot sand and scorching them, which adds visual depth.
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