Ryan McCulloch, PhD

Spokane, WA

Who I am

I love the outdoors and am inspired by nature and the stunning beauty in trees. I am grateful every time I have the opportunity to form a creation from wood that is imbued with the natural beauty that comes from a living tree. There is a warmth, an allure, that comes from furniture finely crafted from wood that cannot be replicated with manmade materials.

Why I build…

As a young child, I joined my grandfather in his woodworking projects. As I grew, he joined me for my projects, making rubber band guns, bowls, and myriad wooden creations in his basement. Building on this very special foundation, I developed a life-long passion for crafting fine furniture, and I cherish the process of creating each unique piece. My interest in design and building led me on a journey that included the pursuit of a variety of engineering degrees, including a PhD. However, I am always drawn back to wood and the satisfaction that comes from creating a fine piece of furniture that will be used for years to come. I derive great joy from pairing my sense of design with carefully honed woodworking skills to create high-quality, handcrafted pieces that my clients cherish.

What I craft…

I see beauty in clean, crisp lines of a well-built piece of furniture. My style of building is best characterized as modern, contemporary, or mid-century modern. If you are interested in partnering to bring to life a fine piece of furniture, please contact me.