About Brunson White
After a long career in Information Technology, Brunson White embraced his inner artist a decade ago and began a second career as a crafter of fine wood furnishings. A believer in both craftsmanship and technology, he blends both in all his projects. Believing that the best work done by makers is when they collaborate with each other as they create, he established Brunson White Artisans to incorporate the talents of others, including ornamental iron and glass workers, in the design and execution of unique and functional works of art.
Brunson White Artisans
Brunson White Artisans (BWA) is committed to natural processes using sustainable wood resources and the most natural finishes that are appropriate for a specific application. In many cases, traditional methods of woodworking are the best way to achieve great results. Hand planes, drawing knives and spoke shavers are more time-consuming than power planners and joiners, but sometimes the characteristics of the wood dictate slower approach.
While wood can be purchased from numerous sustainable sources, many of these certified, the best way to support sustainability is to repurpose wood or utilize would that would otherwise be destroyed or end up in landfills. From trees that are taken out of residential yards to many different types of developments where trees are cleared, beautiful domestic hardwoods can be harvested that would be otherwise discarded. BWA places an emphasis on finding these sources wood.
In addition to careful wood sourcing, BWA also uses organic and natural wood finishes, opting for the lowest environmental impact possible while also protecting the wood. BWA utilizes various oils (tung, linseed & mineral) and shellacs. Heavier treatments like urethanes and polymers are occasionally necessary when extreme ultraviolet exposure is involved.