Jim took early retirement from the construction industry a few years ago and now produces furniture and sculpture using Scottish bogwood, driftwood, fallen trees and reclaimed timber. The bogwood is at least 500 years old and when used along with other woods with character such as elm, yew, oak or beech gives each piece its unique organic shape.
The fallen trees used may have an interesting figure, small holes and cracks. Instead of using wood filler to repair these, Jim uses small blocks of contrasting wood to make inlays to cover the fault. This random inlaying breaks up large surfaces with small decorative details. Jim thinks there is beauty in a visible repair and ugliness in a botched job.