Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.
Saint Joseph in his Studio
by The Master of Flémalle, Robert Campin (c. 1375–1444)
Bronze Statue of Violin-Maker Mathias Klotz, 1888
Wood carvings in a Buddhist temple, Thailand
photo by Uwe Schwarzbach
Craftsman When Turning
by Gustave Jeanneret (1847–1927)
Maori Wood Art in Tree
photo by Gerald O'Sullivan
Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of Carpenters, with the child Jesus, 1640s
by Georges de la Tour
View of a Frame-Maker's Workshop
Early Spring, 1917
by Albin Egger-Lienz
The Hannah Cabinet
by Geoff Hannah
This was made over six years using 34 different timbers, 4 species of shell, and 17 varieties of precious stone. It has 18 doors and 140 drawers.
photo by spelio
Country Craftsmen, scene from Virgil
by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677)
The title of this post comes from Yusef Komunyakaa's section of Honor Thy Hands: Carpentry and Poetry.