About Us

I live on a mountain up above Asheville NC, and create my pieces from locally sourced wood and materials.

My larger tables and desks can be see at St. Claire Studios in the River Arts District, 344 Depot St, #104 Asheville, NC 28801, Asheville, NC 28801. My wall-mounted items such as Bees, Dragonflies, mirrors, can be seen at K2 Studios in downtown Asheville, 59 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

In addition to pieces displayed in these galleries, I also do commissioned work as well.

 

Bruce Reeks

THE MATERIALS:
maple top 1Wood:
  • The wood I use for most of my tables is from Georgia and North Carolina hardwood trees. I’ve worked withWhite Oak, Black Walnut, Maple, Poplar, Pecan and Cherry. I’ve also used some hardwoods from India.
Bases:
  • My industrial table bases are made of heavy cast iron. See table bases for pictures of the bases I currently have available. In addition, I’ve used iron pipe to create a steampunk feel.
  • You’ll also see antique treadle sewing machine bases supporting some of my side tables and coffee tables. I’ve repurposed the sewing machine cabinets into writing desks.
  • The bases are either left natural iron or they are painted black or with an oil-rubbed bronze coating. If you prefer another color I can accommodate that.
  • For some of my table bases I’ve used antique industrial machine parts. A couple of examples are the legs and flywheel from a portable saw mill, and the pulleys from a limestone cutter made in the 40’s.
THE PROCESS:
  • I work with every piece of wood to bring out its maximum potential.
  • I generally finish my tables with a spray lacquer finish.
  • My goal with the industrial machine parts is to bring the factory feel to a home in an elegant manner.
  • Items can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states.
PRICING CUSTOM PROJECTS:
  • Accept Pay Pal
  • Given the variety of woods, bases and table designs each custom piece is priced with those factors in mind.
  • I’m happy to calculate a cost if you’ll provide information on:
    • Table length
    • Base desired
    • Wood to be used