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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. Johnny J W Morlan
December 30 2004

 
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Five Star Reviews Magazine,
A National United States Publication That Reviews
Travel Destinations, Restaurants, Spas,
Products, Services & Events
In The Realm Of Business & Entertainment.
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Their Staff Writers Have Worked For
FoodTV, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet Magazine,
Vogue, Elle, USA Today & Oprah.
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It Is Featured In The January, 2005 Edition
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J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
8101 Waco Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79423
1-866-748-9805
www.morlanwoodgifts.com
morlanwoodgifts@fastmail.fm
By Kelly Whittman
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Exquisite taste. Beautiful craftsmanship. A continual quest for excellence. These three elements combine to make J.W. Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts (www.morlanwoodgifts.com) one of the finest purveyors of individually-made solid wood items in the world. As a young boy helping his father with carpentry jobs, Johnny Morlan could never guess that one day his gorgeous wood pieces would adorn not only the finest American and European homes, but would even be presented to the President and First Lady of the United States.

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When Johnny was just seven years old, living in Moberly, Missouri with his family, he began assisting his father, working on various carpentry projects. By the time he was a teen, the artistry that would later make him such a success was already apparent. "My dad would get annoyed with me because I would always want to make the finish moldings and cabinets more intricate," Johnny chuckles. He loved making small wood objects, but was often told by his father and others that there just wasn't a market for such items. "Well, in 1989, I stopped listening to the nay-sayers, "Johnny says, "and I've never looked back."

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Having already worked for a furniture contractor and in the lumber and hardware businesses, he had a solid base of knowledge as he founded J.W. Morlana's Unique Wood Gifts. But he also had a passion to keep learning and growing in his craft, reading over 220 books on the subject and constantly striving for perfection. Now working in Lubbock, Texas and a recognized master in his trade, Johnny Morlan has worked with over 350 species of wood and keeps more than 125 species in stock. He cares deeply about the environment, works with woods endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance Smart Wood Program, and in the last few years was nominated for several distinguished leadership awards.

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Johnny sent me three pieces recently: The Americana Letter Opener, The Desk Set, and The Music Keepsake Box. The sleek, elegant Americana Letter Opener ($39.95) is made from Teak wood imported from Burma, India. Its titanium-plated blade has the rich look of 24kt gold and would be a tasteful addition to any home or office. The Desk Set ($95.95) is made from Paela wood imported from Bolivia. The sharp lines of its wood give it an almost art deco look, and its pen, base, and business card holder are 24kt gold-plated for the sophisticated look today's upscale businessman or woman demands. The Music Keepsake Box ($164.95), carved from striped Sapele wood from West Africa, makes a gift that any wife, mother, or daughter would cherish for a lifetime. Textured ruby red cathedral stained glass tops the beautiful Sapele wood, the stripes of which give the illusion of changing color when walking by or turning it over in one's hands. Like everything Johnny Morlan painstakingly and lovingly makes, it is a treasure that begs to be handed down from one generation to the next.

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I guess what I love the most about J.W. Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts is that it suits any gift-giving need. Whether you're looking for an impressive corporate gift for a higher-up with whom you play golf once a year, or presenting the love of your life with a romantic piece that will become a family heirloom, you can find it on Johnny's fascinating, easy-to-use website (www.morlanwoodgifts.com). Jewelry boxes, humidors, single handgun cases, and more are clearly presented. With each gift, Johnny offers a lovely Certificate of Genuineness on which he will write your own personal message. And if you have a special, unique request, don't hesitate to ask! Johnny Morlan has already proven the nay-sayers wrong, but he's always up for the next challenge.

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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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