I'm Dave. I started Confluence Woodcraft, LLC to design and build exceptional reclaimed wood furniture from a small shop along the banks of the Gunnison River.
I work out of a nice workshop where I turn trees and wood that people don't love, into furniture that people find exceptional. Working with reclaimed wood is always an interesting challenge. It comes with lots of character. Trees have nails, screws, bolts and all kinds of strange things in them. I cut them into rough pieces with my sawmill or chainsaw and then dry them out in the Western Colorado sun and air, and in my wood kiln.
Once the wood is dried, I mill each piece and use my skills as a designer and craftsman to bring out the character in each piece of wood, highlight it's qualities, stabilize its defects, and shape it into the final piece of furniture that I sell.
Initially I will be offering three types of products. Over the next year I will be expanding these offerings.
I work directly with customers and interior designers to build one-of-a-kind furniture to compliment all kinds of amazing rooms from board rooms to bedrooms, entryways to living rooms. Contact me to start your amazing new project.
Confluence Woodcraft builds limited release lines of products. These coordinated pieces have a theme, are made in very limited quantity, are individually numbered, and are only offered once. Catch a whole collection or pick a single piece, but don't let them slip away.
If you are looking for a unique piece of wood for your project, I make a small selection of raw, uncut wood available for direct sale. Likely they will be big and heavy, but if you are looking for something special, I may have something for you. Currently, all slab sales are in person at the shop.
When I am not in the shop creating a pile of sawdust and exceptional furniture, I'm out enjoying the amazing recreation opportunities in the Grand Valley and the region. The shop is just upstream from the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnision Rivers and sits on the banks of the Gunny. And the world-famous Lunch Loop trail system is a quick pedal down a bike path from my home and the shop.
As a certified PMBIA mountain bike instructor and a certified ACA paddleboard instructor, I enjoy sharing my love for trails and rivers with students and clients from around the world. So if the shop is closed and it is a stunning day outside, it might be because I am playing hooky on my bike or paddleboard. It's a good life.