Growing up in my part of Texas, I was sure that every backyard hard at least one giant pecan tree, supplying both food for delicious pies and some very much-needed summer shade.

When I started milling local lumber for use in making furniture, I felt closer to the things I made and to the planet I live on. Lucky for me that these awesome huge pecan trees make wonderful hardwood that looks great and can be adapted to so many periods and styles of furniture.

These two pieces are both from pecan.Queen Anne twin bed with Flame finial headboard and trifid feet.

The first is a child’s twin bed with turned head posts and flame carved finials. Queen Anne twin bed - pecan with flame finial headboard and trifid feet- foot detail

At the foot of the bed, you will find the three-lobed, carved trifid feet.

The other half of this ‘set’ is a Queen Anne 5-drawer chest with a scalloped top. Also made from pecan, with the additional use of maple in the dovetailed drawers.2011-09-10 12.05.10