Wood is a timeless medium.
When I discovered my passion for woodworking in 1970, I endeavored to work in all facets of the trade.
I had the good fortune of learning to use cabinetmaking hand tools from European trained Italian, German and Swiss cabinetmakers who had many years of experience.
They had learned as part of the still thriving Guild system in Europe. That experience is extremely rare now. I completed apprenticeships in the Carpenters Union in both carpentry and cabinetmaking.
I am also deeply influenced by my first post-union job as a furniture maker in a Shaker reproduction shop in the Lydia Pinkham building in Lynn, MA
I then established my company which built furniture and cabinets for Boston and Washington DC interior designers. We shipped pieces to Washington, New York, Paris, Nevis even Riyadh as well our work in suburban Boston. We had pieces published in Architectural Digest and Good Housekeeping.
After a 40-odd year career as a cabinetmaker I settled in Truro and am concentrating on hardwood furniture using native and local hardwoods.
In collaboration with an long time Truro Farmer we harvest, saw and dry local hardwoods, soon to be integrated with our native cherry and tiger maple and Cape Cod Birch.