Knock on Wood – Creative works by Jeff Uitto

“Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:48:25 -0700


From: jeffro uitto 

Subject: my work inspired by your work

I love and appreciate your books, I flip through often for inspiration. I was hoping you would take a moment to check it out some of my stuff.



Wow! And he’s from Tokeland, Washington!


Info on Jeff:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Knock on Wood – Creative works by Jeff Uitto

  1. Incredible, wonderful work and yes I absolutely see the same spirit as Builders of the Pacific Coast.

    It just so happens that I brought some driftwood back from the Sac River Delta last month after reading that book this summer, it's sitting in my garden waiting to become something, what exactly is not clear to me yet but I'm hopeful. If anyone is interested there are huge piles of terrific driftwood of all sizes and varieties along the Sacramento River in the Delta, it piles up and sticks against the levee rip rap and especially on the upwind sides (western side) of the islands. There is much more there than most coastal locations. Try Sherman Island County Park at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, it's a wonderful place to spend some time and you can vehicle camp overnight for $12. Dogs are welcome there and even allowed off leash. With all those perfectly smooth weathered throwing sticks and sandy beaches it's a dog's fetching heaven. I've spent many years windsurfing there and never gave the driftwood much conscious thought until reading Lloyd's book:)

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