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Northwest Timber Newsletter
Featured Artist: Cecil Ross

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Finest Wood in the World!


A lifelong dedication to designing and building “things” as diverse as cruising and racing sailboats, homes and fine interiors, to art and sculpture has culminated in a home and studio here on Bainbridge Island since 1990, producing one of a kind creations for homes, gardens, offices, and boats.
Years living, traveling, and working in diverse cultures have allowed me to draw on this experience to create variations in design and construction. All pieces are handmade and of original design utilizing both traditional and innovative joinery methods. The high degree of finish begs the client to caress the piece and enjoy it to its fullest.
I am concerned about the impact that we, consumers and artisans, have on our environment, and how, as a builder and designer, I can influence this. Trying to tread softly on this earth, I attempt to produce the highest quality product, while adhering to a green philosophy.
Highly figured woods with prominent natural features are central to my work. Much of the wood is local and from trees with history, including Black Locust, figured Maple, spalted Alder, Yew, and Walnut
On commission work, I work closely with clients to help ensure that the piece being made suits its surroundings while allowing the wood to influence the design. A background as a trained draftsman and boat builder / designer lends originality and professionalism in the designs that reflect this diversity.

           Combining function and art is my challenge.   Surrounding ourselves with mass produced mediocrity slowly erodes our spirit.      
                                                     Cecil Ross

Contact info:

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At NW Timber, we talk to clients about their creations and why they use the techniques and tools that they do. So, we thought it would be fun to showcase their stories. Every woodworkers motiva-tions and inspirations are a unique, and personal journey. If you are interested in sharing your story please contact me @
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Zen Quote:

In my mind, all my tools are sharp
                Andy Rooney