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"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible." Mac Anderson Johnny has owned and operated his business full time since 1989. Johnny started the business because of the love and passion of worki Johnny J W Morlan
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"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible." Mac Anderson 

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Johnny has owned and operated his business full time since 1989. Johnny started the business because of the love and passion of working with wood and his hands. He also knew from experience that there were a certain percentage of people that liked small wooden limited edition pieces. Those people wanted something that they could say with confidence was special, that thousands or even hundreds of other people didn't have. That trend is on the up rise and just keeps growing. ;

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He specializes in all natural solid wood limited edition and commissioned/custom made creations such as desk sets, jewelry & music keepsake boxes, cigar humidors, pen sets, letter openers, collectors small pen showcases, collector's gun showcases {boxes}, home decor items such as fireplace mantels, small tables, small cabinets, drink coasters, lamp bases and tissue box holders. ;

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He donates 1 1/2% of your purchase to the National Arbor Day Foundation to plant new trees, 1 1/2% to the Rainforest Alliance to help preserve the rainforests and 3% from each sale of any item made from Empress wood to World Tree Technologies toward the continuation of their work in utilizing the Empress tree for the improvement and beautification of our environment. ;

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The wood that Johnny normally uses includes unique native American woods, wood that comes from managed forests, tree plantations, rediscovered wood or woods that are endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance. ;

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His focus is on remaining environmentally conscientious while creating and handcrafting unique, beautiful, functional all natural solid wood limited edition or commissioned custom made pieces that can be shown proudly, provide the possessor with a conversation piece, many compliments, countless years of service, enjoyment, pleasure and be an heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation that apprises in value as the years and decades pass. ;

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All his heart & soul goes into each piece! The wood is left natural, no dyes, stains, paints or wood fillers are used. The wood for each and every one of his creations, he always selects for its grain, figure patterns {reading the wood} color and how much it moves {expands and contracts} with temperature & humidity changes. ;

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Johnny handcoats each piece with a clear exterior marine grade polyurethane finish with ultraviolet inhibitors added to it. He has several unique materials that he sometimes incorporates into his designs such as stained glass, leather, solid 14kt and 18kt gold embossed banding. ;

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Johnny signs, dates and numbers each piece {small items on the certificate.} Also each comes with wood data, a brief artists profile, Certificate of Genuineness and elegant folder to hold and keep your documents safe. ;

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He also welcomes commission/custom made orders. Some of his pieces he has donated to charities and worthy causes for them to raffle or auction off.

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 Hello & Welcome! Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan’s Newsletter   Johnny has more than 20 years of experience working with wood and has worked more than 500 different species of wood. He normally keeps more than 125 species in stock.

 Hello, Welcome To My Gallery   Hello, Welcome To My Gallery! I Am Very Pleased To Have You As A Guest I Hope You Have A Pleasant Experience.

 J W's Woodworking Column   I started this column because of my desire to share my woodworking experiences and to teach and help people become better woodworkers. I have more than 20 years of experience working with wood and have worked more than 500 different species of wood. I normally keep more than 125 species in stock.

 Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan Personal Quotes   * "Just because a woodworker makes an object from a beautiful figured piece of wood does not make them a woodworking artist or the piece a work of art. Nature created the wood, not them! True wood art has intricateness!" Johnny W Morlan

 Facts About Wood & Trees 2   * The tree specie with the largest undivided leaves is the Bigleaf Magnolia {Magnolia macrophylla}. The leaves are 7 to 12 inches wide and 12 to 32 inches long. * In an article written in 2004 and featured in the weekly magazine Nature, it states that theoretically, the tallest possible height that any tree could obtain is 400-425 foot. This is be

 Box Construction & Wood Finish Techniques   Johnny has more than 20 years of experience working with wood and has worked more than 500 different species of wood. He normally keeps more than 125 species in stock. Some of Johnny's creations have been bought by or given as presents to professional people, foreign dignitaries of state, celebrities and even the President and the First Lady of th

 How Woodworking Differs From Other Art Mediums   The art medium of woodworking differs from all other art mediums in numerous ways. In this day and age, the woodworker has to be environmentally conscientious because in today's society the rainforests and the depletion of trees is a major concern.

 Five Star Reviews Magazine's Review/Write Up Of J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts   Five Star Reviews Magazine, A National United States Publication That Reviews Travel Destinations, Restaurants, Spas, Products, Services & Events In The Realm Of Business & Entertainment. Their Staff Writers Have Worked For FoodTV, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet Magazine, Vogue, Elle, USA Today & Oprah.

 Information About Custom Made Or Commissioned Orders   Custom Made Boxes, Such As Jewelry, Music, Keepsake, Treasure, Cremation, Recipe File & Cigar Humidor. Custom Made Office Pieces, Such As Desk Sets, Desktop Business Card Holders, Multiple Business Reception Area Desktop Business Card Holders, Pens, Pen Sets, Letter Openers, Single, Double, Triple & Quadruple Level Letter Trays.

 Facts About Wood & Trees 1   There are two types of trees that it is impossible to tell how old they are by counting their growth rings. Trees produce growth rings because of the distinguishable temperature changes that occur over a yearly cycle causing their growth to slow down and speed up.

 Story: What Started Me Wood Collecting?   I had been working in a lumberyard and hardware store for about a year, it was 1983. One day I went out to the lumberyard part to snoop around. I went way back into one of the lumber storage buildings and found a large pile covered with a dirty old canvas. When I removed the canvas, I found a bunch of old, dirty and dusty lumber.

 Payment Options, Shipping & Handling Charges For Orders Outside Of USA   At The Beginning Of Each Pieces Description, Is The Shipping Weight In Pounds. Prices Include Insured Shipping & Handling To USA Addresses.

 Business Information   "Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible." Mac Anderson Johnny has owned and operated his business full time since 1989. Johnny started the business because of the love and passion of worki

 Woodworking Artist Johnny {J W} Morlan Studio Shop   It is no secret that for 23 years Johnny's shop studio was 405 square foot or smaller in size, {new shop studio is 750 square foot}. All of his tools are average priced. Even with the shops the size they were, he still built small wine, humidor and stereo cabinets. Johnny takes great pleasure in showing and teaching hobbyist woodworkers that have a

 Article: Tips For Artists & Craftspeople   Take these for instance, on the Internet, Artmajeur, WWAR, Yessy and Fine-Art. Sure they receive an immense amount of visitors per month, Artmajeur has over 18,900 artists and over 408,000 pieces of art, WWAR has almost 16,000 artists and over 100,000 pieces of art, Yessy has at least 15,000 artists and over 167,000 pieces of art and Fine-Art has 5

 Article: Lumber Grades   Lumber Grades & Ways Lumber Is Priced & Sold, Author Johnny W. Morlan: In this article I will not go into explaining the rules of grading hardwood or softwood lumber as they are very complicated and lengthy. I will list the grades that are sold, the dimensions that are available and the ways retailers price and sell lumber.

 Article: Wood Movement & Projects   How To Insure Wood Movement Doesn't Ruin Your Project, Author Johnny W. Morlan: I place each species of wood into one of four wood movement categories, they are minute, small, average and great.

 Article: Wood Movement & Environment   Your Indoor House Environment & Wood Movement, Author Johnny W Morlan: Wood is either classified hardwood or softwood. Hardwood comes from {flowering} broadleaf trees. Softwood comes from {conifers}cone-bearing trees. There are exceptions to this. For instance Balsa and Basswood are hardwoods even though they are extremely soft.

Artworks Styles : Contemporary - Functional Art
Artworks Topics : Woodworking
Artworks Media : Wood



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