Aaron Dye, Portland, OR, US

Aaron has been making heirloom quality furniture since 1997. In 2009 he decided to pursue his dream of opening a woodworking business in Japan. In 2013 he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oregon College of Art and Craft. This achievement has allowed him to continue with a passion that is evident in his work.

Gender: Male

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Water side table

This table is about 14"x24"x30", Mahogany, sumi ink, acrylic paint,shellac, oil and wax. The stem is stack lam. It is all hand carved with gouges etc. Inspired by art nouveau. The gingko leaves are...

Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

These pieces were created mainly with hand tools. The finish includes sumi ink, oil pastel (red portions), gold leaf, and amber shellac. The inspiration comes from Japanese cultural concepts such as...

Jefferson style writing desk

FWW had an article that inspired me to build this. I can't remember which one but the project turned out well. Their version was mahogany. I decided to try it with Bird's eye maple and Gaboon Ebony...

Japanese shop stool

This is my shop stool for my woodshop in Japan. The design is a very old one similar to those used in for meditation in temples. The wood is Japanese cedar with a wax finish. As you can see the stool...

Japanese caligraphy boxes

Two boxes I made for Japanese caligraphy. The first is carved with the image of the famous floating gate in Miyajima and the second is the golden leaves of the Ichijo tree. The finish on the first is...

Recent comments

Re: Japanese shop stool

Thank you. I guess when you have a passion you do what you can. You may notice a distinct lack of anything with a power cord. Being here has really given me a new outlook on woodworking.

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