Kent Perdue, VA, US

Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA Crafts and Material Studies with a focus in
Woodworking and Furniture Design.

2009-2010 Resident Artist
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Currently working out of my private studio in Virginia

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Title: Fleeting Dimensions: 54 wide,19 tall, 7.5 deep. Materials: Mahogany, cherry, steel, brass, string This piece is part of a series that represent taking what I have learned and...


Small Sculptural Cabinet

Walnut and Cherry Cabinet

Small wall mounted cabinet, walnut and cherry. Mounts to wall with french cleat.

Going With The Grain-The Life of a Woodworking Student and Artist-in-Residence, Part 2

Begining woodworking coarse, techniques, facilities, and projects.

Going With The Grain-The Life of a Woodworking Student and Artist-in-Residence

This is an introduction to a series of posts were I will be telling the tale of my trip through a four year University woodworking program. I will also be covering current events in my career along the way.

Commisioned farm table

Farm table from reclaimed wood

New Bench

I recently finished this, it is a bench that seats two.  Materials: Elm, Red oak, MDF, Bronze, Steel, Rubber. I joined the edges of the boards, and left the faces ruff sawnnbsp...

Recent comments

Re: Fleeting

Hi Crookehouse,
No offense taken, it's a cabinet or box that hangs from the wall. Either one is fine, It's sculptural obviously but a lot of furniture is. Most any furniture has elements that are decorative and have no structural importance. So basically all the extra stuff like the wings, and overall shape are just part of my goal to convey a feeling and a way of thought. Read the desription above for the short version of what im getting at. Take a look at my blog for more of my work if you are interested. It has multiple pages with more work that warrants the "What is it" question.

thanks for asking, Kent Perdue

Re: Walnut and Cherry Cabinet

The doors are walnut, each a solid plank, about 5.5 by 14 inches. I used a small gouge to carve the entire surface. Then applied washes of different reds and oranges to make subtle color changes. I then clear coated it then once dry applied a mixture of black and a small bit of yellow to the entire surface. Then i wiped it off and repeated then semi glossed and buffed. The clear coat was to keep the black from penatrating the woods surface and the yellow was to lighten the black a little without looking grey.


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