Mission Statement: To help restore the tradition of handing down treasured family heirlooms to the next generation by producing Hand made, HAND CARVED, MADE in AMERICA products.
All of my works are made from the finest hardwoods that I have hand selected for its unique figuring and grain movement that will magnify the beauty of the piece.
Once families choose a piece my biggest reward comes with knowledge of knowing that the piece will create fond memories and many conversations for generations to come.
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John Bentley grew up with a great appreciation for nature's natural beauty in rural Northern California and because of that love, found himself whittling wood from the early age of five for countless hours with his cub scout pocket knife in hand. Over the years his whittling passion lead him to carving and then he took the other passion in his life which is wine and married them together (Meritage). Due to these two passions he has been producing wine related wood products for over twenty years. He hopes you will enjoy his unique style of art and function in wine racks, serving trays, Lazy Susan's, wine bars and so much more that he creates.
He still has his original pocket knife from over forty years ago and works hard to create his pieces to last a lifetime and become family heirlooms.
Meet the Craftsman/ Artist
A Proud member of : Pacific Fine Arts / California Fine Arts Association
New Arrival, Right: Repurposed American Oak wine barrel with repurposed 120 year old red cedar (gold rush water flume from Sierra county) 2 x 12 base supports. Custom hand carved table top with grapes and vines. 41"L x 19" h x 30" w .
New Arrivals, for January and February
Above: This serving tray is hand carved displaying a bull elk looking for love. Pacific quilted maple, it awaits many friends and family get togethers. Notice the special movement of the wood as it displays images of the Rocky Mountains. Food grade finish
( Butcher block oil) allows for all finger foods right on the tray. Approx. 16" x 18" . A one of a kind treasure. Enjoy!
New: Check out the Fish and Wildlife Art link above
Serving Tray / Pacific Northwest quilted maple with mahogany frame , rustic elegance at its finest. This bull Elk is sneaking around looking for a friend, hand carved and ready to serve. One of a kind beauty with great knotty accents though out. 19" x 14.5" . Enjoy!
coming soon 2017 calendar:
Hand Carved Wall Art,,,, say what, who does that! No one that's who, UNTIL NOW. This beautiful lighthouse is the very first in America
commissioned by President George Washington it was built in 1803 and still stands. Now it hangs in my customers office.
Above: Cherry wood frames out Birch center with hand carved wine theme. This serving tray just waits for family and friends to arrive. Food grade ready finish its sure to become a family heirloom for generations.
Above: Black Walnut frame and curly Birch center produces this outstanding serving tray. Custom cluster of grapes and vines hand carved relief original, (not filled ) ! 18" x 12" approx.
Above: Jatoba frame and curly Birch center equals a outstanding piece of functional art. Use as home decor and when guest show up transition the serving tray to the counter of table top for your finger food. 16" x 12" food grade butcher block oil is the only finish , enjoy!
Above: Another happy customer enjoys this Black Walnut and Hickory live edge table . 68" x 44" , legs 3 3/4 x 3 1/2
Above: This hand carved serving tray features a curly Birch center framed out with Black Walnut. Carving is of grape clusters and vines, truly a one of a kind. Great for all of your favorite finger foods ( only finish used is Butcher Block oil ) see more at Serving Tray tab or Store.
Very rare wood " Pacific Northwest Quilted Maple" features this special functional work of art. Use everyday as home decor on a easel then transition to counter top when guest come over to display your favorite goodies. Wine theme carving and handles ( putting them on today ) framed out with Jatoba wood . 18" x 14"
Above: Beautiful, will be the only word you will here from your guest. This tray has it all a rustic knot, wonderful wood grain movement, outstanding wine theme carving and framed out with Mahogany wood.
Above: Rare Pacific Northwest quilted Maple with Jatoba frame and bronze / black handles / 17" x 15.5"
Left: Anti-gravity single bottle wine holder made from forty year old American oak barrel. Rustic elegance at its finest. Available in my store for only 15.00 plus shipping