Ever since I first picked up a hammer in my father’s basement workshop, I’ve been hooked on building things from scratch. After college I spent two years learning about furniture design, repair, and refinishing. From 2005-2016 I put my degrees in Architecture and Education to use in a fantastically rewarding position teaching woodworking at an alternative high school program.
I enjoy challenging myself with things I’ve never tried, so I’m constantly learning new skills and methods: steam bending, book-matching, intricate wooden jewelry, lathe work, marquetry, and even milling my own boards from freshly felled local trees. Over the years I’ve designed and made hundreds of custom projects for family, friends, and a variety of clients. It brings me such joy to create truly unique, hand-made gifts and meaningful heirlooms.
Have a look at some of my work and think about what we could create together. If you have something in mind for yourself, a loved one or friend, I’d like to sit down with a sketchpad while we discuss your needs and ideas. (Also, see my Tutoring page for information about woodworking lessons!)