Woodworker creates artistic home decor
By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News
Growing up in the rural countryside of England, River Place resident Jonathan Tommey said he loved playing among the trees, an activity that spurred his interest to begin woodworking at age 12.
Now, the father of three intends to make a profession out of his artistic passion, launching Live Edge Furniture Design in March of this year.
“(The business) started with a tree stump and has evolved from there,” Tommey said of the first piece he dug out of his Four Points property to form a table base he constructed. “I thought this (stump) would make a very interesting base for a side or coffee table. It was just sitting there, decaying. I thought, ‘Let’s give this a new life’ because it had beautiful structure and a lot of intricate details with the grain pattern (and) the root system.”