When I first met Stevie G, he was a cook at Chez Gaudy. He was a scrawny sonofabitch, with dreads and a deep seated hatred for beluga whales. Around 2008, Stevie and I shared the greatest high-five ever experienced by two almost grown men. You most likely heard it. We broke the sound barrier. Stevie and I have shared more than a few interesting experiences. There was the time he narrowly escaped death at La Push, a confrontation with a disgruntled SUPer, and a tequila filled night at the Ballard Elks. The list goes on. I’m not going to make any Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid comparisons… Neither of us own a gun. We do however, own wooden knuckles.
That’s right. Wooden knuckles. Stevie G handcrafts wooden knuckles. Choose your weapon…walnut, jatoba, reclaimed fence post? Guglielmo has a passion for wood. hehe. Outside the war-room… Stephen builds cribbage boards, key holders, time-machines, and lamps. The time-machine is impressive, but the lamps are really where Stevie’s talents shine.
Stephen’s newest project involves driftwood, and Edison bulbs. Somehow… Stevie has found a way to take salvaged Puget Sound driftwood, and transform it into Danish modernism. If marine debris isn’t your cup of tea, he’s got some pretty nice pieces built from cherry burl, mahogany, oak…
All of Stephen’s work is built by hand, in his Wallingford workshop. Each piece is one of a kind. There’s a noticeable attention to detail, that you certainly won’t find in any furniture bought from IKEA.
We are working on making some of Stephen’s work available through Stoke Harvester. In the mean time, you can check out his goods on Etsy. If you see something you like, BUY IT! It’s Stephen’s turn to pay for drinks.