Starting from the thinking pattern specific to peasant craftsmen that created perfectly equilibrated and functional buildings, within the Romanian space there developed the brilliant art of wooden constructions, and the historical region of Maramures excels in this regard by the originality and diversity of the applied techniques and procedures. Wood processing with its various forms was granted in time the artistic feeling of folk artists, fact which explains the exceptional results that were obtained. It is in this category that falls the shingle maker Ioan Bud, of Budesti-Maramures, known locally as Lorinz’s Bud.
Using traditional tools such as the hatchet, axe, wooden beater, shingling chair, the craftsman works in fir tree wood and spruce wood, creating the shingles specific to the roof of the Maramuresan houses. Representative of an archaic community characterized first of all by its impressive churches and monumental gates, craftsman Bud whose artistic mastership and creativity find their most adequate expression in wood processing, has created his fame by special achievements, reason why he is frequently invited in the ethnographic museums throughout Romania to help with his knowledge the works of restoration-conservation of the monuments of traditional art.