It was the year 1987 when Davrill Nash responded to a newspaper advertisement for the position of apprentice cabinetmaker and, endless to say, the rest is history. During the intervening years, Nash through dogged determination and patience of a craftsman acquired cabinet-making skills. In addition to honing his cabinet making skills, Nash also developed a talent for designing and building fine furniture as well as the finely detailed hand-carved basket weave detail that has become a signature on many of his pieces, and a tactile delight at that.
He began independently creating, among other things, fine studio furniture, custom cabinetry and jewelry boxes for personal use and for friends and family. Imbued with the craftsman ethic of functional art through the simplicity of form, it did not take long for these pieces to attract commercial interest. His work is fabricated by using traditional joints and techniques. This interest led him to successful participation in nationally recognized crafts shows, in many of which his work garnered "Best in Show" accolades.
Although Nash has created pieces in many wood species, he has a natural affinity to the maple and cherry families. Nash explains that grain figure, density, and how he envisages a piece gracing the setting of its end use influence his selection of stock material.
His mission is to create pieces you can enjoy for years to come.
Nash further explains that he derives satisfaction by the sensual response his pieces evoke when oftentimes at shows patrons run their fingers over the finely carved basket-weave carving that articulate many of his pieces.
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