Artist Fred Beckhorn first saw and admired rustic furniture as a boy in the Adirondack Mountains, where his family has camped for generations. Fred's earliest pieces were made at the family camp on Union Falls Pond. While studying wood design and carving at Alfred University's School of Art and Design, Fred began to develop his signature natural form pedestal table. It showcases various pedestal forms: split wood, round branch, twisted trunk, crotch, or "square tree". In his lifetime spent in the woods, Fred has begun to see trees as living sculptures. He loves the natural design and graceful curves of twisted branches and roots, as well as the amazing grain and color of impeccably finished interior wood.