Jim Stout has worked with wood for over 40 years between stints as a landscape architect. After graduating from the College of Forestry at Syracuse University, he and a friend began Classic Woods, et.al. Several years later he took over as sole proprietor of the business and has been producing pieces when not fully employed or consulting as a landscape architect. Now retired, he spends his time in a barn full of driftwood, redwood, black walnut, cherry and other assorted pieces ready to be made into functional but artistic creations.
Jim cuts and cures his own wood except for a large shipment of redwood from California. His love of wood and nature is evident in his free-form tables, benches, lamps, clocks, mirrors, wall hangings and whatever comes to mind. His finishes are resilient and “user friendly”—leaving no water stains and easily cleaned with glass cleaner.
Special orders are welcome with the customer participating in the selection and design process.