Hello and welcome to Leaf and Light, my name is Keith Aderholdt and this is my small business. My original plan was to focus my passions for wood, woodworking, art, craft and design – emphasizing the use of locally salvaged materials (sustainable ecology). So far so good. This is the third year and I have you to thank for it. As is usually the case for Leaf and Light – changes are underway. The largest of which is that I’m launching a crowd-funding campaign to start an Oakland sawmill. Please see the tab.
In 2013 I moved my home and studio from San Francisco to Oakland. As a woodworker, the move to Oakland has been a fortunate one. I now have access to a far wider selection and better quality wood than at any point prior. The wood that I now use is primarily urban salvage (saving urban trees from the chipper!). Recent woods include black walnut, black acacia, black locust, camphor, plum, Norfolk Island pine (not a true pine), juniper, redwood, true cedars, Monterey cypress, Chinese elm, spalted ash, mulberry, reclaimed old growth Douglas fir and more. The larger work space available to me in Oakland has also allowed me to begin making a long planned series of lamps and bowls among other things. As a result, I am also able to begin selling online, the first step of which is my Etsy store ; http://www.etsy.com/shop/leafandlight I hope you enjoy the new benefits as much as I enjoy sharing them. Thanks again for your support, Keith. firstname.lastname@example.org