Doug is energized through learning and self-improvement. Doug’s recent pieces reveal a marked return to his childhood soil. “Growing up in Zaire, and witnessing people with very little, I am strongly influenced by the use of refuse, scrap, and what ever simple materials they had available to them to create beautiful, practical things.” With Doug’s creations, he not only makes furniture that is useful, but he saves wood from the fate of refuse and imortalizes its beauty. As a recovering perfectionist, designing and building with barrel staves is the perfect media to stretch his boundaries. Click here for more info on Doug Klassen’s work.