Jerome Paul Kienke (Jerry) was born in the Great Lakes state of Michigan where woods and water surround pretty much everything. Jerry’s art path began when he followed his dreams of owning a Michigan Built Chris Craft boat. This 16 foot antique wooden boat inspired him to become a wooden boat restoration specialist. He is up to 23 boats restored - his favorites being two incredibly beautiful 24 foot 1926 mahogany triple cockpit Chris-Crafts.
The demise of the antique wooden runabouts enticed Jery to redirect his woodworking skills to other challenges. The tall woods of Michigan abound with the hard strong maple trees which are especially well-suited to furniture construction with its intricate wavy grain patterns. He smooths the surface by planing and carefully polishing to bring out the graceful markings that make his designs so distinctive.
Although born and bred in Michigan, Jerry and his wife winter in Naples, Florida.
Kienke Wood surfaces contain Glaze Coat. Glaze Coat is pliable. It may dent if something is left on it for an extended period of time. However, once the item is removed, the dent will gradually disappear. Surface care for Kienke Wood:
Any wax or polish may be applied to restore luster and help hide minor blemishes.
Always use a coaster or hot pad on Glaze Coated surfaces.