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Ravenwood Design is secret identity of Mark McCullough, a creative ne’er-do-well who enjoys the notion that art can be functional as well as nice to look at. He finds it even more enjoyable when the creation of these objets d’art involves the use of power tools and the exciting (though hopefully remote) possibility of dire injury.
He loves to use exotic hardwoods, especially those from South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia—all responsibly and sustainably harvested—woods that have such character that they’re each a work of art even before the first cut is made. Many of his pieces also incorporate stone and/or metal. There are no stains, dyes, or paints in any Ravenwood piece; every color is the natural color of the material.
The sign above the workbench reads “God made it beautiful. The artist just gives it a shape.”
The production of copious amounts of sawdust takes place in a small, dark, non-climate-controlled barn that he shares with a family of generally well-behaved chipmunks. All of his work comes to fruition under the watchful gaze of his canine companion, Patrick, who, truth be told, would rather be eating a tennis ball.