In this sculpture, I wanted to represent wind and movement. I used a self-developed bent-lamination technique with black walnut veneer to create the hair. The body and horse are hand-carved out of solid black walnut which uses precisely cut joinery. The form is stylized to resemble a memory or spirit.
by adam May 29th 2013
I rarely give a perfect score but this guy truly went above and beyond with my project. Shawn is a master craftsman and his work is gorgeous. I had an idea in my head and we spoke so many times via phone and email so that he could understand my expectations perfectly. At first it was this level of interest and communication that sold me on him. In the end, his passion for his work as well as his commitment to making sure that my wife and I were perfectly satisfied was what really blew me away. There were issues with my design here and there and Shawn made the necessary adjustments to make this table both stunningly beautiful as well as functional. I recommend Shawn without reservations for any furniture or artwork project (or art as furniture as mine was). Oh and lets not forget that his price was extremely fair.
Reclaimed Wood Home Office Desk
by Jason M. Dec 31st 2012
Extremely professional and excellent to work with! I had great experience, and really am amazed with the finished product. DST took all of my input and created a truly remarkable, beautiful desk; exactly to my neurotic specifications!!!!
A low chest with three drawers (c. 36"wide, 24"high, 18"deep
by Bridget G Oct 16th 2012
Our experience with Shawn Turley lived up to our expectations in every way. The chest we ordered is beautiful -- the wood-grain is unique to this piece: something we would never have got from a machine-made one, and the dimensions are just what we ordered. Throughout Shawn kept us informed about what we were getting, with pictures for our approval. He answered all e-mails within a few hours, and the delivery occurred on the day he told us it would, within half an hour of what he predicted (though he had to make quite a drive to get to us). Delivery couldn't have been smoother, and there was no assembly required by us (a blessing, as we're not very good at it). Given the meticulous workmanship and quality of materials we thought the price reasonable.
Custom Desks project
by Cliff W. Aug 17th 2012
From start to finish DST (Shawn) has been upfront about the entire project. His expertise in wood is beyond anything I have seen! The time and quality that went into making the bookcases and the hutch desk is stunning, and the price we paid for the entire project was absolutely well worth the investment. I say investment, because we want furniture that lasts, and this is furniture that will last a few lifetimes. I was going to put a "B" on timeliness, because Shawn did exceed our date, but after going over this, I feel that this furniture needed more time then I had allotted for its inception, the wait was more, more, than worth it. Communication through email,phone and in-person was timely. Shawn's professionalism was evident throughout the project, explaining in laymen terms, wood styles, etc. The quality of the work is more then an "A" there should be a slot for "A++" because it is excellent! Shawn delivered the furniture himself with a helper on the hottest day of the yea... Read More
Simple floating shelf
by Martin Skelton Jan 20th 2012
The project was quite a simple floating shelf. Sean and I briefly discussed the dimensions ect and right on time in the mail came a beautiful piece of work of the highest quality. Shawn made a truly lovely thing for a very reasonable price. And he sent not only detailed installment directions, but also all the drill bits and screws that would be needed to install the shelf. He even followed up to make sure I had received it and was happy. I am. Very.