Tom Svec Furniture Design - original design contemporary furniture from domestic hardwoods - "Furnishings with a Story"
Elms Collection - English elm on walnut coffee tableElms Collection - English elm on walnut coffee tableNew Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University in progress in the workshop.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University in progress in the workshop.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University in progress in the workshop.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University.New Health and Human Resources atrium bar project for Penn State University.Large sawn flitches from Hearn hardwoods of Oxford, PA. Free form decorative piece in the workshop.Free form decorative piece installed in Walker Building, PSU.Flitch sawn log from Old Main Elm.  PSU campus.Layout for coffee table from flitch sawn log from Old Main Elm - PSU campus.Layout and construction for coffee table from flitch sawn log from Old Main Elm - PSU campus.Presentation of coffee table from flitch sawn log from Old Main Elm - PSU campus.The Board Room - big flitches from Heritage Elm on Pugh Street Mall, PSU campus.Display piece from Heritage Elm on Pugh Street Mall, PSU campus.Table project from Heritage Elm on Pugh Street Mall, PSU campus.  One of 18 planks from the butt log.Slab table base design and details in walnut.Table made from one-piece elm top in situ.Book-matched coffee table.Brass date markers for custom table top.Treatment of surface details.Treatment of surface details.Treatment of surface details.Leg detail on finished coffee table.Surface details and typical elm characteristics.Surface details and typical elm characteristics.Surface details and typical elm characteristics.Surface details and typical elm characteristics.
Elm dining table with walnut slab base.
Elms Collection
The Penn State Elms Collection is a program of recovery that repurposes lumber salvaged from American Elms from the University Park Campus that succumbed to phloem necrosis – a disease for which there is no treatment. The PSU heritage grove featured one of the largest remaining stands of American Elms in North America. These trees, many of enormous stature, shaded central campus for over a hundred years. Sales from the elms collection benefits projects of the Penn State Alumni Association as well as helping to fund reforestation of the University Park Campus.