Randy Blunt has lived in Colorado since the early 1970s and currently resides in
the foothills near Black Hawk where he designs and creates his unique furniture.
At an early age, Randy's artistic interests led from drawing and painting to woodworking.
When he discovered beetle kill pine a passion for the beauty of the wood began.
His craft of working with beetle kill wood came about while he was at a hardwood
dealer and saw examples of beetle kill wood. He was intrigued by the blue staining
and purchased some of the wood. The beauty of this wood combined with Randy's artistic
talent gave way to this unique design of book-matching on the table tops to show
that mirror-like image of the wood. He takes time examining the character of the
wood before deciding what will be chosen for each unique piece of furniture. He
looks at the spectrum of colors in the lumber which varies from shades of blue, bluish
black and gray to brown which are the most common, although various shades of yellow,
orange, purple and red are sometimes encountered. All of the wood that he uses is
a by product from the devastation of the Colorado forests due to the pine beetle
epidemic. Randy strives to create unique designs and is also happy to work with
potential clients to design custom furniture.