Beth Moen has worked with wood for 40 years, both furniture and green wood. She teaches Sloyd and traditional woodcraft at Sätergläntan, Sweden's institute for sloyd and craft. Beth says, "I love and respect the big trees that have grown for ages, before they become my material. I am fascinated with simple tools and what you can do with them. My favorite tool is absolutely the axe, so I am very happy chopping bowls!" She also likes the precision of furniture making and the beauty of nice joinery.