June 2024 Field Trip – Slab Farm

Saturday, June 8th, 11:00am
1716 East Pole Road
Everson, WA 98247

Special Meeting! Don’t Miss!

We will start the NCWA meetup at Greg Klassen’s studio at 1716 East Pole Road in Everson at 11:00am. Then at 11:30ish we will move to Slab Farm, 3 minutes down the road at 1460 Van Dyk Road for a sawmill demonstration and a short discussion about Greg’s business. This will be followed by a BBQ LUNCH, and then we’ll end with the Slab Farm Annual Wood Sale. The public is invited to the wood sale beginning at 1pm and ending at 4pm.

Slab Farm is a partnership between 4th generation Lynden farmer and engineer Landon Van Dyk and internationally-acclaimed woodworker and artist Greg Klassen. Our business is located on the 4th-generation Van Dyk farm just outside of Lynden, WA and our specialty is cutting large slabs on our Wood Mizer slabbing bandsaw mill using locally salvaged trees. Our inventory of slabs includes big leaf maple, fir, cedar, elm, oak, alder, and various other local trees with an emphasis on larger slabs.

Inspired by the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Greg Klassen designs furniture and art from sustainably harvested trees at his farmhouse studio in Everson, WA. A husband, father and master craftsman, Klassen has studied furniture design and fine woodworking in such diverse locales as California’s Redwood Coast and an island village in Sweden. In 2011, Klassen launched his trailblazing River Collection featuring wood slabs adorned with vibrant blue glass evoking the spirit of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. He is the original creator of the River Table design and it is the most widely imitated furniture design of his generation. Klassen’s globally acclaimed work is crafted from carefully selected live edge wood slabs which inspire the form of each unique piece and is artfully joined together with hand-cut glass. The natural shapes of the wood ensure that no two of Klassen’s pieces are the same and his deft touch makes certain each piece is filled with layers, texture and nuance.