Showroom and Workshop
When you arrange your visit to John’s showroom in Estes Park, Colorado, you will see the wide range of woods that he uses to produce his hand-made wood crafts.
The showroom holds an assortment of work, including bowls, utensils, candle holders, lamps, decorative vases and more. He has also collected several types of tools from woodworking’s past and displays them in the showroom.
Walking through the showroom will give you not only his craft up close, but also a brief step back in history with the old treadle lathe and benches.
John Lynch Woodworking
John Lynch has lived in the picturesque town of Estes Park, Colorado since 1984. In this inspirational setting, he devotes himself to woodworking full time. He continues to seek new and innovative designs while honing time-honored techniques. For years, the concept of simplicity in design intrigued him, and more recently, the lure of Early-American folk art, known as “rustic” or “twig” art, captured his imagination. Subsequently, John seeks to blend utility with aesthetics in a furniture style that he calls “Rustic Elegance.” John’s furniture has caught the eyes of numerous people, including the Archdiocese of Denver — who commissioned him to build a remarkable armoire for The Pope.
John now focuses most of his attention on bowl turning. He loves the challenge of turning a large chunk of wood into a work of art. John aims to find the unique characteristics that Mother Nature placed in each piece of wood and collaborate with her to draw them out and share them with the world.
Some of John’s most spectacular techniques are etching and burning designs into his creations.
Also, he often enhances his pieces by introducing naturally colored stones, such as turquoise, into some designs, resulting in a unique creation enhanced by dramatic color. Learn more…
Learn About the Process
It is a little known fact that one cannot simply go to the local lumberyard to purchase wood of turning quality.
The desired wood must be free from blemishes, have impeccable color quality, and be large enough to compensate for the size of the finished product. It could be anywhere from four to twelve inches thick and even larger around. Therefore, the wood must come from a large log and be processed by hand.