Shelter from the Storm

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Stuart's Woodworking Studio

My workshop has been a refuge from the tumultuous events that surround us in this day and age. A familiar sense of order and sometimes disorder, sets the stage when my door opens in the morning. I am fortunate to have a well-equipped shop with a collection of tools and machines collected over a lifetime. […]


Things that are Cuckoo

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Unique Handcrafted Woodwork & Design

Seems like today there is plenty of fodder for this train of thought. Woodworking does offer a chance at social commentary. My home is a remaining agricultural valley jewel, between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. The Skagit Valley is a daily thoroughfare for mile long coal trains headed for export to China. This wall […]

Upcoming Exhibits

Studio Furniture Exhibit

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Skagit Valley Handcrafted Wood Furniture Exhibit

View a collection of furniture by C. Stuart Welch. Opening Reception Friday, February 23, 2018  •  6 – 8 pm Exhibit: Woodworking… a process – 25 pieces of designer studio furniture will be on display. Show Duration: February 23 – May 13, 2018 Location Skagit County Historical Museum 501 South 4th, La Conner 360-466-3365 www.skagitcounty.net/museum […]

Natural Wood Furniture

Big Wood

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Large Walnut Desk - Front

As a designer-craftsman I lust after big hunks of wood. Large slabs offer the possibilities of visual continuity that cannot be found with dimensional lumber. Pieces cut from large trees offer a one of a kind natural look that reek with the quality of wood. Famous master craftsman George Nakashima’s creative use of slabs brought […]