Inside the Craft
We have worked with wood throughout our lives, as have the generations before us. We have carved, sawed, chiseled, sanded and created a vast variety of joints. We’ve built frames, made necessities and crafted objects to amuse ourselves. We have put our newborns to sleep in wooden cradles, played with spinning tops and toy trains, decorated our homes with furniture and carved decorations on them. We have been able to build homes for our families and common spaces with long benches for our communities to gather in. We have built final resting places for those who have left our world.
A Never-ending Story
From butter knives of juniper to silver-gray log cabins and breathtakingly magnificent wooden churches: people around the world are surrounded by samples of centuries-old skill, whose value is not shaken by the new age. The craftsmanship of the woodworker will never be obsolete. It continues to pass on from generation to generation like a familiar story.
The craftsmanship of the woodworker will never be obsolete. It continues to pass on from generation to generation like a familiar story.
After industrialization, wood has also become a material for mass production. Taming and optimizing the raw material for repetitive manufacturing has become a new measure of woodworking skill. New prodution methods have been developed by imitating tradition – on the other hand, it has also been found that some old tricks will always work better than new ones. All times, phases and techniques are connected by the material and material knowledge. In our ever-changing world not even this remains unchanged, but at least it is a guarantee of continuity.