Said El-Abbar, of English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, discussed his art work and the hours of labor that go into each installation at his home woodworking shop.
Said El-Abbar, of the English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, works as a carpenter for contractors, but has his own side business in which he creates Andalusian woodwork of the type seen in southern Spain that was heavily influenced by the Moors.
This example of El-Abbar’s work, a full-ceiling installation, can cost as much as $15,000. ‘It’s like putting a piece of art in your house,’ he said.
Said El-Abbar, of English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, spends hours in his home woodworking shop cutting the individual pieces of wood for each installation.