Artisan of Taylor Stump Furniture
Stephanie has worked as an agronomist, soil conservationist, teacher, and natural wood artist. She has had a lifelong love of the land and what it produces.
Each of the pieces is specifically selected and with it, you will receive where your wood piece came from and its approximate age. Many of the pieces come from family affiliated lands with historical documentation of the trees. The cedar stumps cured at the cattle pens for 50 years. The Bois’d Arc root stumps were dug from a sandy creek preserved by being buried in the sand for many years. The knots and burls came from cottonwoods that were once so large; three grown men could not put their arms totally around the tree. Beavers finally felled the tree.
Her home is Keller, TX, but her workshop is in Canadian, Tx. Where she spends most of her time. She has pieces available in art studios, nature conservatories, and online. You can contact her for product questions and order inquiries.
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"If a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one." -Calamity Jane
Stephanie carefully selects and fashions the stump or root ball stumps from solid tree rounds. She purposefully selects pieces with character for the distinctive look from all different landscapes.
Curing for drying the wood can take several years. The wood is heated to reduce the moisture content and to preserve the wood. The heat kills the insect and fungi organisms that lead to the deterioration of the wood.
Each piece is either carefully sanded for the desired smooth and sleek look or sanded with hand sanding between the coats. The sealant hardens the surface and stabilizes any minor deterioration.