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This is not your typical workshop. I don't have a huge warehouse full of expensive machinery, or racks of exotic woods here and there. This is a small workshop made to serve those who are seeking the best traditional craftsmanship around with an emphasis on personal service. From building to restoration and finishing, my aim is to exceed your expectations.

I've been designing and creating with wood since I received my first set of tools and workbench one Christmas in the 1980's. In the years that have passed, I've refined the art of design, and equipped my workshop with specialized tools allowing me to create everything from small scale models to desks, entertainment centers, storage cabinets, and tables. In recent years I've begun collecting many traditional hand carving tools and even more antique hand tools.

Part of what makes my shop special is the attention to detail given to each project. Each design is carefully reviewed, and the best quality woods are selected. Special attention to traditional joinery is also observed, from mortise and tenon to dovetailing. I don't want any project leaving my shop that I wouldn't gladly have in my own home!

Of course, one of the most important aspects of woodworking involves the finishing process. It has become an exacting science. I take pride in each step, from surface preparation to the actual application of dyes, stains, lacquers, shellacs, and oils. I make or mix many of my finishes in the shop to ensure perfect results. This isn't the sort of shop that applies the same finish to every piece, either. Your antique should not have a finish applied that was invented last year. Every piece gets individual treatment even if that means the process takes much longer. The results are the most important thing to me.

With special orders, you can specify preferences of woods and finishes. And of course, I am always ready to accept the challenge of making your design a reality. I am always happy to make suggestions if you're not sure which direction you want to go.

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