Scott Shangraw started his love with wood in high school. With an art background, but not feeling satisfied with the chosen medians, he was lucky enough to find a teacher who saw his potential with wood and groomed it. After graduating high school he made pieces here and there for 16 years, but decided one day it was time to make woodworking a full time endeavor. He has refined and molded this “god given” talent to make the incredible pieces that are showcased today on www.shangrilawoodworks.com, Fine Furnishings Shows, juried art shows and high end galleries. Scott has also enhanced his craftsmanship, by receiving formal training from famous furniture makers, Sam Maloof and David Marks. Together with wife Stephanie, who also does relief and chip carving and turnings, they attend high end juried art shows to showcase and sell their pieces. They receive most of their inspiration, to create incredible works of art, from the beautiful Sacramento mountains (Lincoln National Forest) in the Southern Part of New Mexico, where they reside.They strive for producing nothing but the best quality furniture, by taking the extra steps to hand pick the wood used, taking the time to make the best wood joinery, hand shaping all pieces and putting several coats of hand rubbed oils and waxes on each piece. They take pleasure in designing special pieces for their customers or to showcase at shows. Together they design and re-design an idea till it takes on a life of its own uniqueness and artistry. Taking those extra steps assures that the furniture they create will last for generations to come.
You can reach Scott Shangraw at his studio at 505-937-5455 or online at www.shangrilawoodworks.com