Sunday, January 17, 2010


I met Mark DeCou several years ago when I first joined the LumberJocks community. From the very beginning I have been impressed with Mark's workmanship. Mark is also a very giving man, never shying away from assisting a fellow woodworker.

One of my all time favorite pieces of Mark's is available through his Etsy store today. In my opinion, the Arts and Crafts Mission Style Table Lamp is the perfect example of Mark's skills as a woodworker. The complicated compound miter and lap joints required to construct the lamp shade alone is a testament to Mark's skills. I can only hope to one day acquire the skills to attempt a similar project.

The table lamp is a build to order piece and requires several weeks to construct, so please be sure to consider that should you contact Mark about purchasing one of these beautiful lamps. For additional information and images of the Arts and Crafts Mission Style Table Lamp, click here.

Another wonderful skill the Mark possesses is that of carving.

Mark has made many beautiful walking sticks and canes by combining his skills in wood turning and carving. The Handcarved Wood Spirit Natural Sapling Hiking Stick is a wonderful example!

This natural elm tree sapling has been carved to expose a wood spirit near the handle. There is also an inlaid natural mother of pearl piece from a Chase County Kansas Middle Creek River Clam Shell on the end of the stick.

For more information and images of this walking stick, click here.

Finally, here's a link to DeCouStudio's Etsy shop. I hope you can take some time to visit and possibly even spend a little money! I also hope you enjoy DeCouStudio's work as much as I do.


  1. great detail in that work! his shop is great too.. that rocking chair calls to me! :)

  2. Thanks for the kind words, and this feature in your blog. I do appreciate your sincere encouragement.

    Mark DeCou