Tom began taking my woodworking projects class over a year ago. Since then he has completed increasingly ambitious and beautiful pieces. His home was designed in the Florida Cracker style, he lives near the Paynes Prairie State Preserve with his wife Martha a forestry professor at the University of Florida. His home is well furnished and missing little but for a liquor cabinet to hold his occasional libations. I immediately recommended the use of our Florida heritage wood, cypress, which I happen to have a wonderful stock of. He and Martha were in agreement and so the project began. After many weekends at my shop the piece was completed.