Wood You Rather

The 14 best woodworking Instagrams.

Fans of contemporary, artisanal woodworking processes will find plenty to love on Instagram, where industry stars like Ariele Alasko and Aleksandra Zee showcase their newest work before it hits galleries and shops. Whether your preference is smooth and sleek or something rougher hewn, one of these 14 woodworkers will have something meaningful to share—whether a finished piece, a snapshot of their process, or a look inside their studios.

  • Ariele Alasko: Creating intricate patterns in her work without the use of any stains.
  • Primitive Reserve: Her approach to design is rooted in functionality with a deep fascination for geometric simplicity.
  • Totem Colorblocks: An assortment of beautiful reclaimed hard woods.
  • Phloem Studio: Teak is the new black.
  • WDWRK Small Wares Co: Creating unique and simple pieces meant for the ritual of daily use.
  • J. Rusten Furniture Studio: Constructing beautiful, compelling, singular, and enduring objects.
  • Sean Newport: All wood everything.
  • Aleksandra Zee: "The colors and textiles of the desert truly inspire my soul.”
  • Wind & Willow Home: "The beauty is in the uniqueness of the natural wood grain."
  • Tesler Mendelovitch: Architectural looking, artisanal wood clutches are constructed from 100% wood, 100% hide.
  • Silvia Song: Bowls waiting to be oiled.
  • Lisa Holbrook Lewis: Block printing with tree stumps.
  • Amy Grigg: Mesmerized by wood.
  • Bellboy: Heirloom quality woodshop based in Brooklyn, New York.
Written by DARA Artisans.Oct 24, 2014
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