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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson, an artist who recently moved from northern Michigan to Washington, is committed to fine wood working. He is an avid collector of both antique woodworking tools and rare and exotic woods, reflected in the range of functional and sculptural pieces he creates, from beautifully grained boxes and book stands to whimsical birdhouses.

Chris says:

I have been an artist all of my life. Originally I drew with ink and paper… I've been doing fine wood working for about six years now. I have worked at a furniture factory in the past, making cheap office furniture. That is where I became familiar with the different saws found in a wood worker's shop. I did wood working at home, mainly construction or repair. I would find furniture on the side of the road, tear it down and make something new out of it.

Then one day, a friend of mine, who was in his 80s, retired from wood working. He gave me several truck loads of quality walnut, cherry and fine maples… I became serious about woodworking. I read endless hours of wood working books and started buying tools. I built my shop mainly from garage sales and estate sales.

My main method of working with wood is using antique tools such as hand jointers, jack planes, scrapers and other quality tools. I am completely self taught. I strive to build the best, exemplifying quality joinery.



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CHRIS THOMPSON : Sail Away

CHRIS THOMPSON : Sail Away

Sail Away is a table top sculpture made with a variety of woods. Tiger maple base; purple heart, birds eye maple ends; purple heart, birds eye maple, ebony sailboat. It is a lovely maritime themed piece. Perfect for a sailor! Finished in teak oil. Dimensions: 15" l x 5 3/4" w x 5.5" tall
$400.00
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CHRIS THOMPSON: Charging Station, Black Walnut

CHRIS THOMPSON: Charging Station, Black Walnut

So clever! A hidden Charging Station for all your electronic gadgets. Black walnut box, curly red oak lid and trim. Finished in teak oil. Dimensions: 14-1/2" x 8" x 5-1/4".
$395.00
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CHRIS THOMPSON: James Bond Valet

CHRIS THOMPSON: James Bond Valet

Please contact the Gallery for further information. (Shown, rectangular; also available as a square box.)
$198.00

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CHRIS THOMPSON: Far Away box, 2 trays

CHRIS THOMPSON: Far Away box, 2 trays

The "Far away" box by Chris Thompson includes 2 tray inserts. Lid and legs are made of African padauk; Sunset rosewood main body; padauk and birds eye maple handles; Michigan woods inserts: cherry, black walnut, birds eye maple. Finished in tung oil. Dimensions: 15" l x 7" w x 9.5" h
$400.00
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CHRIS THOMPSON: Table Top Wine Rack

CHRIS THOMPSON: Table Top Wine Rack

This a table top wine rack with a small drawer to store your wine accessories. Finely crafted with black walnut, black cherry, black cherry burl woods. Finished in tung oil. Dimensions: 26.5" l x 9.25" w x 20" h
$600.00
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CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Quilted Maple

CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Quilted Maple

Beautifully crafted tissue box cover in Quilted Maple. Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
$95.00

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CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Quilted Maple & Bubinga

CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Quilted Maple & Bubinga

Beautifully crafted tissue box cover in Quilted Maple & African Bubinga trim. Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
$95.00

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CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Zebrawood & African Wenge

CHRIS THOMPSON: Tissue Box Cover in Zebrawood & African Wenge

Beautifully crafted tissue box cover in zebra wood & African wenge trim. Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 5"
$95.00

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