Welcome, I'm Micah.
I’m a woodworker, maker, and landscaper in Asheville, North Carolina. The community and landscape of western North Carolina is full of history, beauty, and inspiration. It’s important to me to capture some of that magic with local, natural, materials, shaping each find into something new and beautiful.
Each product handcrafted in my home workshop is carefully designed to amplify our collective curiosity, because channeling creativity is what’s inspiring about making to me. There’s no better rush than waking up with an idea, getting my hands dirty, and trying something new to bring an idea to life. From functional plant stands and flower presses, to signs and flipped furniture, each piece is an expression of unhinged curiosity and a love of natural materials.
The wood in this press is stained and sealed reclaimed pine, put together with brass knurled thumb nuts.
This custom frame is made from hand-carved walnut, steel knurled nuts, and acrylic. This Jimmy Diresta print was made using one of his antique printing presses in upstate New York; he gave out hundreds at WorkBenchCon 2019 and I asked him to sign it. This frame now hangs in my shop, but similar versions are available for purchase in my Etsy store.
These modern planters and stands are constructed with a mix of local hardwoods, are latex-lined to prevent moisture from rotting the planter, and the bottoms are finished with a sheet of acrylic. The clear acrylic allows viewing the base of the rooted plant, which aids in correct watering, general moisture control, and helps to alert the user for when a plant needs to be repotted.
I love using found materials to make new, beautiful, things. The rose-gold base of this end table was a roadside find and covered in rust. You’d never know it though, now that it’s complete with an ambrosia maple top.