How To Use This Guide
Every tree in the forest carries an immense history and ancestry, drawing life from the earth and in turn giving life to creatures large and small. At Forestique, we believe that the wood we use is imbued with this energy. Through our passion and craft, we seek to respect and honor these trees and their precious gifts by creating something meaningful and new.
With this Product Guide, we wish to share the insight and meaning behind our work. Like a tree, everything made in our studio carries a story of design, process, and materials used. In the Wood Species section, you’ll find information about the properties and history of each wood species that we use at Forestique. We cover varioius finishes and non-wood elements in the Other Materials Section. In the Products section, we share a bit about the design and production of each of our products.
It is our hope that these resources will help you to get the most out of your Forestique creations, and that you will join us in our reverence for the forest.
Forestique creations are made with wood veneers 1/40th of an inch thin. Veneers allow us to present the beauty of real wood and use trees wisely. Our creations are sun cured so we avoid carbon-producing heaters and lights. It takes longer, but the UV rays of the sun bring more durability to the tung oil and natural wax finishes.
Preserving the Forest
At Forestique we are committed to doing our part to help preserve the forest. We contribute to the Georgia Conservancy, the American Chestnut Foundation and are members of the International Wood Collectors Society.
The Artist: Henry Wischusen
I grew up on the rocky coast of New England surrounded by a great woodworking tradition. As a boy I made all kinds of objects in wood, from tiny sculptures to boats. After 35 years in the corporate world, I have returned to my passion of woodcraft, but with a new sustainable perspective. Working with delicate wood veneers, I present all the beauty of the wood while maintaining reverence for the forest.