ABOUT THE ARTIST
Meet Bear Jones
With great care and specialized techniques Bear Jones uses a variety of chainsaws to carve re-purposed trees. His creations include nature inspired sculptures and custom furniture made from reclaimed materials found all over Alabama.
Lying in a hammock on a rainy afternoon 7 years ago, a chainsaw and a cedar log caught Bear’s eye. With nothing better to do, Bear decided to play. The result was Bear’s first chainsaw sculpture; an eagle was born that day.
Today, although sculpture is still his first love, creating one of a kind furniture is Bear’s passion. Still devoted to the connection with the tree that using a chainsaw makes possible, Bear doesn’t use typical furniture-making tools and machinery. He uses chainsaws to reveal nature's artistic beauty hidden within Alabama trees.
Bear and his team personally collect all of the trees used for Wood Worx furniture, sculpture and Bear Necessities.
“Much of my work is experimental,” Bear explains. “I enjoy finding the object within the tree that calls to me and puzzling out the best technique to bring it forth.”
“Wood Worx . . . nature starts it, we finish it.”
A Message To Our Visitors
Some of my earliest memories are filled with the beauty of trees. From tiny seedlings to magnificent giants, wherever trees grow they create a vast ecosystem for plants and animals above and below the ground. Alabama is blessed with a bounty of trees. The state ranks 3rd in the nation in forest cover. Wood Worx is a new company and a new concept in woodworking that has its roots in my early memories of the forest. Our mission is to discover all the wood we need instead of cutting down trees. Fallen trees, including the root ball and old wood no longer needed can be reclaimed, repurposed and used again to create quality furniture that will last forever. Adding a little excitement to the project, Bear Jones, a brilliant “tree artist” can carve just about any kind of wood with chainsaws! If you’ve been dreaming about a one of a kind piece of art or furniture, give us a call. Wood Worx . . . in ways only YOU can imagine.
Peyton Lee, President
Our Mission Statement
At Wood Worx, our goal is to invoke the natural beauty of Alabama’s forests in the lives of our clients, making every effort to avoid cutting down a single live tree. Wood Worx is dedicated to the artistic repurposing of our resources by designing one of a kind heirloom quality furniture, sculptured pieces and a wide array of accessories for home and business.
Wood Worx is Different! We start with salvaged and discarded trees. Our exceptional artist, Bear Jones, uses chainsaws to carve one of a kind furniture, sculpture and accessories; taking special care to preserve the substance and spirit of each tree. You decide the kind of wood you want and the type of finish you prefer. All it takes is a rough idea. Wood Worx will help you develop your idea into a complete design. Just one look is all it takes to realize how different our products really are. Bear’s work is not only beautiful and unique; but made to last for generations.