An Interview with Greg Coker
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I first met Greg about 3 years ago.
I had been hunting for something build my new desk at the office, and kept coming up short. I went to a local lumber store known as Peach State Lumber. They essentially introduced me to Greg, and I have been thankful ever since.
Greg has an uncanny ability to see what many might see as a nuisance or firewood like this:
And pull an amazing piece like this out of it:
These pictures really do not do the wood justice. I took it at 6:30 in the morning with low light on my iPhone. It was also less than 32 degrees and there was frost on the wood hiding much of its beauty.
These pieces had blue, purple, yellow, and red grains flowing through them. I really had never seen anything like it in person before. If I wasn’t already buying two 12 foot slabs of Walnut, I would have picked up these pieces too.
Here are some of the slabs he currently has in his shop.
Greg uses a Wood-Mizer sawmill that he purchased years ago when he left his full time job to do something more rewarding.
My son Baldwin:
Here are a few more pictures from my visit.
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Until next time, I hope everyone can get into their shop and build useful works of art.