Berry Picking with Christian Becksvoort
Associate editor Anissa Kapsales goes berry picking with Christian Becksvoort while they discuss Chris’s early days, his new tattoos, his friendship with Nick Offerman, and what the future has in store for the Becksvoorts.
Chris Becksvoort has more than five decades of experience in forestry, wood technology, joinery, and design, and his pieces are featured in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has been doing restoration work at the last Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake since 1976. He’s also the author of The Shaker Legacy (The Taunton Press, 1998), With the Grain, A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood (Lost Art Press 2015), and most recently Shaker Inspiration: Five Decades of Fine Craftsmanship (Lost Art Press, 2018). His books can be purchased at chbecksvoort.com.
Some FWW staff favorites of Chris’ articles: