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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: Bird House

CHRIS THOMPSON: Bird House

African bubinga and tiger maple. Base, red maple burl and African black wenge. Dimensions: 14" tall x 9" wide x 6" deep.
$195.00
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CHRIS THOMPSON: Cantilevered Savvy Bird House

CHRIS THOMPSON: Cantilevered Savvy Bird House

Base, hard maple burl; support beams, purple heart; house, African paduk; roof, Australian lacewood. Finished with teak oil.
$175.00

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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: Savvy Bird House

CHRIS THOMPSON: Savvy Bird House

Black cherry, black walnut, bird's eye maple, oak. Finished with teak oil.
$145.00

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CHRIS THOMPSON: UNDER A BRANCH Bird House

CHRIS THOMPSON: UNDER A BRANCH Bird House

Quilted maple with flush inlay walnut. The base is maple burl; the curved branch is beautiful figured black walnut with a groove to hold the house that is hanging on a black string. All sides are completely finished. More information coming soon, or contact the Gallery.
$195.00
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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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