Indigo Wood & Metalworks

                                                                                                By: Don M Augstein 

 Custom Wood Tables and Cabinetwork    To Order 530-274-9541


Artist Statement by Don Augstein  
I am fortunate to be passionate about my work. I do not begin any project knowing exactly what the end result will be. The general idea is always there, however, change is inevitable. I'm never without a sketchbook so I am constantly adding new and revisiting old drawings. Sometimes the drawings are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into detailed pieces. My greatest satisfaction is seeing the natural beauty of wood, the balance, the form and the sustainabilty transformed into artistic furnishings. 
Raised in New York and being the curious type, I explored many avenues from building a kit boat when I was ten, which many happy days on the lake were spent, to an Austrailian designed boat in college and later building modern furniture with Louis Brown. My background coupled with my love of architecture lead me to a successful career in residential remodeling and design. Over the years I was inspired by various clients to create furnishings for their homes and that is where Indigo Wood and Metalworks came to life. 
Since 2000 I have been designing and building tables, cabinets, and fun sculpture on speculation and commission. I enjoy exploring with various woods, blending them together, adding soft metal, and sometimes colorful glass. 
My work can be seen at various art shows and Art Works Gallery Co-op in Grass Valley, California. 
I am happy to make appointments. When in the Gold Country stop by Grass Valley, visit my shop and see my latest work. I am always working on something new. 
Contact me at don@indigowoodandmetalcom and connect with me on FaceBook. 





"Thoroughly delighted with your workmanship. It is beautiful and functional. You completed it perfectly." 

-- Terryl Buntrock

"I am enjoying my new coffee table. It shimmers from every angle. I love it. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece of art. I will enjoy it for many years.

-- Carole Miller

"We so enjoy our hutch, it was the topic of conversation among our guests. Thank you so much for the beautiful piece of furniture."

-- Jill Erickson