Technique

I design and make furniture in solid wood obtained locally (French Alps, Italian Piedmont). If you are interested in commissioning a new piece, or in purchasing something shown here, please contact me.

My blog (in French): http://atelier-desvallees.blogspot.fr I follow traditional methods: frames are assembled with mortises & tenons, drawers with dovetails. Drawer bottoms and cabinet backs are in solid wood (usually pine, cedar or lime). Finishes are either Tung oil or Danish oil (followed by bee wax), or shellac (French polish)