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Applewood's Woodworking Studio and Gallery

David and Michelle Holzapfel established their Marlboro studio and gallery, Applewoods, in 1976 on VT Route 9 in the southern Green Mountains. They use Vermont's spalted and burled hardwoods to make one-of-a-kind, handmade/ handcarved furniture and vessels.

I respond to the dynamic grain patterns of native hardwood burls. My forms are rendered as vessels. Their function is to project their personalities into the viewer's space. -- Michelle

Burls, branches, hollow logs, and natural-edged boards... the challenge is to make sense of them within the parameters of functional furniture: material-based design. -- David

Their work has been acquired by museums, businesses and homes throughout North America.

Custom orders are welcome. Resume and brochure upon request.

Live Edge Furniture and Vessels

David and Michelle Holzapfel
PO Box 66, 2802 Rte. 9
Marlboro VT 05344
(802) 254-2908

Teaches: Adults

Teaching Formats: Lectures, Classes, Private Lessons

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  • 18 x 40 inches x 34 inches, burled and spalted yellow birch, custom glass.

  • Ophelia's Mirror; cherry, yellow birch, maple, birch bark 34 x 17 x 8 inches. Sweater Box; maple, cedar, walnut 10 x 28 x 20 inches. Baby Blocks, maple, cherry, walnut 12 x 12 x 3 inches.

  • It's the Shoes Make the Man 80 x 36 x 24 inches, wood, grocery rollers, shoe lasts.

  • sogni d'oro bedside tables. 22 inches x 25 inches x 14 inches, bookmatched butternut, maple, scorched yellow birch burl.

  • Lucky Leaf 12 x 12 x 4 Cherry burl, gold leaf.