Paradox Woodworks by wood artisan Levi Gardner designs and creates wood art and frames, small furniture, jewelry and hand-turned bowls from his home woodwork shop. Using predominantly Michigan hardwoods with some exotic woods, Levi likes to emphasize the natural contrast of wood colors and grains.
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Paradox Woodworks rarely use paints. Most of his products are finished simply with Danish Oil or a combination of Linseed Oil and Beeswax. While Levi’s style leans toward the Midcentury period, most his hardwoods are timeless and transcend a particular era or style.
Levi loves the process of creation and finds that there are few things in the world more satisfying than a finished product offering both function and beauty. Every time he creates, he finds pure inspiration in that transcendent moment of completion and satisfaction – before starting the process again.
About the Artisan:
Levi Gardner is a woodworker, vegetable grower, and musician based in Western Michigan. “If I’m not doing one of those things, I’m hanging out with my kids, and likely exploring a hiking trail or soaking up the beaches of Lake Michigan.”
Paradox Woodworks by Levi Gardner
Grand Rapids, MI