Zach Buerkle is a craftsman who dabbles in many mediums, but works primarily with wood. Born in the northeast United States, he learned to woodwork with the abundantly plentiful oak, walnut, maple, and cherry. These woods still have a special place in his arsenal, and play an important role in his current work. Inspired by the Japanese emphasis on hand-tools and lifelong learning of craftsmanship, Zach focuses heavily on maximizing the beauty of a piece through simplicity, allowing function to guide form.

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Zach Buerkle is a craftsman who dabbles in many mediums, but works primarily with wood. Born in the northeast United States, he learned to woodwork with the abundantly plentiful oak, walnut, maple, and cherry. These woods still have a special place in his arsenal, and play an important role in his current work. Inspired by the Japanese emphasis on hand-tools and lifelong learning of craftsmanship, Zach focuses heavily on maximizing the beauty of a piece through simplicity, allowing function to guide form. 
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