Woodworking has always been my passion and living in the Ozarks has given me the opportunity to create pieces that are unique and one of a kind. Items are designed from locally extracted driftwood, hence the name “Taken from Nature.” Some pieces are a combination of driftwood and reclaimed barn wood which I salvaged from 100+ year old farm structures in South Central Illinois. Collected driftwood may rest at my home for an extended period of time, before I am inspired to bring it to life. Each article is crafted, one at a time, for an individual unmatched result.
–Don Hale, “Taken From Nature”