As a third generation furniture craftsman, woodworking has always been a large part of Stanik’s life. He learned this art from his dad and grandfather and has always wanted to put his own vision into the trade. Stanik has been creating pieces of furniture for 15 years and has gained a large amount of knowledge about woodworking. Many different styles of furniture caught his attention. He enjoys working with metal and wood and wanted to incorporate metal into the furniture designs. This style closely represents an “Urban and Loft” design and appeals to a younger generation and incorporates metal accents in each piece. Stanik never wanted to tie himself to one area of woodworking and respect all aspects of the art. He enjoys classic pieces of furniture made from solid wood as well as fresh ideas including epoxy and live edge pieces. Live edge slabs give the opportunity the show off the true lines of a piece and leave everything completely natural. The use of epoxy pours in a piece provides the opportunity to use lumber that might not normally be selected for a quality piece of furniture and gives movement to the design.