about me and The Lab
hello! thank you for touring my website.
Nasta Wood Lab is a small startup founded by myself, Adeeb Nasta, currently based in beautiful Banff, Alberta after moving from Ottawa, Ontario. I started teaching myself wood carving in the spring of 2020 when I had to spend more time at home than desired. Ever since, I have been practicing and slowly learning more and more about carving and wood.
Besides the Wood Lab, I'm a recent biology grad from Carleton University, so I got to spend some time in other labs too.
Everything slows down when I hold my carving knives. It is very special. Having something that always makes one feel fully present in the moment, in the place, is surely something to keep.
For my work, I adopted a very minimalistic approach as a break from the modern world. I decided early on to only use non-powered hand tools and salvaged, foraged for, or reclaimed soft and hard woods. The material to be used for packaging and shipping is reused and recyclable.
Nature and the outdoors play a major role in inspiring my carvings, since this is where I feel free and in the world.
Photo credits: Nata Culhane