zArchive – Why Riven Joiner

And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17, KJV)

Why Riven Joiner?

def. riven ˈri-vən : split apart

def. joiner ˈjȯi-nər : a person whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood

I am a self-taught woodworker. Together with my wife and three children, we are seeking to honor the Lord everyday with the work of our hands, and we hope we’ll have the chance to share that with you. 

A lot of the work of my hands is woodenware for the home. I enjoy making quite a wide variety of household items from wood, as much as possible from wood harvested right off of our own land. I would be honored to craft a unique wooden object, direct from the tree, for your home!

I specialize in hand-crafting wooden objects for everyday use, using pre-industrial methods traditionally known as joinery, to create hard-working and long-lasting pieces that you can pass down to the next generation.

Almost all of the objects that I make begin with harvesting wood, and then riving it into lumber and drying it for future use. Some things, like utensils and bowls and staked furniture, are roughed out while they are green, and set aside to dry before completion. Every piece is hand-crafted from start to finish, resulting in a unique item every time. You can read more about this process in our blog, under How It’s Made.

I’ve found, in our own home, that you can make almost everything out of wood, and I’m always happy to try new things. Browse through our online Shop and Gallery, or reach out to me with a custom request through the Contact page, and I’ll see what I can design for you. I look forward to  sending something from the tree to your home!

…and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you; that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, WEB)

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