Part of the intrigue of building in the rustic or "organic" style is that wood has such a natural beauty unto itself that it seems like half my work is already done, and my job is just to bring the various elements together in some form. I love walking in the woods and along stream banks and discovering materials, and also that first saw cut through a burl or log when its grain is revealed. These grains and textures and colors and shapes are the things that inspire me.
My particular style has evolved over 30 something years of doing carpentry and wood working, the more organic elements creeping in over the years. The most organic pieces take the form of medicine chests, chests of drawers, railing systems and even spiral staircases. They feel like a gift of nature to me and I hope they feel like they have come from the deep woods and speak of the earth.