“I enjoy working with different woods,” John Galllis says.
Influenced by Shaker and Art Norseman styles, John is known for his choice of materials, his tendency to carve edges, and his preference for curved lines over straight. “A lot of this wood I slice myself,” he says; “I’m the first person to see the grain.” John has more than forty-four years of woodworking experience and has won numerous awards at the Western Design Conference.
“Like people, they have different characteristics and scents. You shouldn’t try to change a person into something he’s not; I try not to machine the wood so much that you forget it was once a tree.”
Norseman Designs West online. We hope you like and have found the refined western style you are looking for in the examples of our previous pieces. Please call or email us and we’ll be happy to work with you to design custom western furniture to your own needs and specifications. One of the great pleasures of our work is the process of meeting new clients and listening very carefully to what type of rustic furniture it is that they would like. We realize that commissioning a new piece of furniture is an adventure and we do our very best to make this adventure an enjoyable experience for everyone. We hope to hear from you soon!