CHUCK AND DEBBIE SPURGEON ARE THE TEAM BEHIND WILD WOODWORKS IDAHO
Chuck built his first woodshop in his parents’ garage at the age of 13, and he has been honing his craft ever since. Always a bit of an iconoclast, Chuck prefers to work with flawed pieces of wood that others would consign to the trash pile or burn pit, drawing beauty from a jagged crack, gnarled knot, or split board. Chuck relishes turning these distinct characteristics into wonderfully unique pieces and loves the wide range of reactions his work elicits.
Joining Chuck in the shop is his wife Debbie, a talented artist and glassworker in her own right. Debbie helps with everything from the copious rounds of sanding to lending her artistic eye to find discarded treasures and neat odds and ends to combine with Chuck’s woodwork. Chuck and Debbie truly bring out the best in each other and push each other personally and artistically and are tremendously excited to share their work with you.
Working with flawed wood requires uncanny skill and attention to detail. Not only do you have to work harder to balance structural integrity and aesthetic beauty, but the unique nature of the wood leaves no room for error.