Greetings, my name is Quentin Haynie and I am Distressed Creations

ShopI make furniture, fireplace mantles, ditressed beams for timber framing, and toys. All of my products are as much art as function and though they may share characteristics, each distressed creation is an original. Well now enough with the movie trailer rhetoric. Lets talk about distressing. Have you ever been beach combing picked up some drift wood and wondered aloud, “how did nature make this.” I have no idea! But if imitation is the best form of flattery then Mother Nature,,, is flattered. The techniques used are basic, just a few carving tools, a mallet, and a boatbuilders slick.

It is the ‘reason’ that makes this art. Ah, the reason. The reason is a piece of wood, a span of time, flowing water, and old world hewing. Given those variables what is the reason for the look of a naturally distressed piece of wood. Why did grain raise in one area and disappear in others. What were the stressors that caused deep gouges and tiny cracks. Who knows? Questions better left to the scientific process.

For three years I have been studying the results of time and tide.For three years, I have learned to imitate the results of time and tide. The best compliment I get is “Hey, why are you trying to sell some old piece of wood?”

I assure you that photos don’t tell the whole story. Seeing, feeling, and experiencing are the path to enlightenment. So check out the photos, go to the website, and find for yourself the piece that fits.

Sincerely, Q…

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2 Responses to “Greetings, my name is Quentin Haynie and I am Distressed Creations”

  1. diosia Says:

    great job, Q. Hope to read more of you!

  2. Chas Says:

    Beautiful Work!

    Our Church has a beautiful Cross that Quentin made. It is always the first thing visitors comment on. They are always struck by seeing a life size real wooden cross.

    in Christ

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