Journel ThomasNative to Appalachia, Journel was born into a family that valued hard work, self-sufficiency and hand...
A Southern Highland Craft Guild member since 1977, Chuck is a woodworker from Rogersville, TN. He was awarded SHCG Life Membership in 2008.
My work can be seen at the Craft Fairs as well as in many of the Guild shops.
Arts and Crafts or Mission are terms referring to a style of living which was popular ca. 1895 – 1920. Today it is enjoying a great revival in both interest and actual participation.
My “furnishings” are based on the designs of Stickley, Hubbard and Limbert. All pieces are constructed of select quarter sawn white oak and are assembled using the traditional mortise and tenon joinery. I use an analine dye to color the finish ready work and overcoat with dull rubbed lacquer.