I’ve always been fascinated by the history of how everyday things were made before the dawn of industry. As a kid, I would pore over Eric Sloane’s drawings of historic New England barns and the tools used to make them. In college, I learned about the techniques and methods ancient cultures used to build in stone and wood. I was curious about the simplicity of traditional woodworking tools and the fine quality and durability of the now-antique furniture that was made with them. Perhaps most importantly, I was captured by the self-sufficiency, frugality and resourcefulness that went along with the old methods.
Nine years ago, I put this lifelong fascination into action and became a traditional woodworker. In our apartment, I applied what I had studied in the past, practicing the old methods, without big machines and, of course, without the noise and dust. With a couple saws, a few handplanes, and some chisels, I found I was able to make nearly anything—small furniture, boxes, home accessories, wooden jewelry, and even our dining room suite—simply and beautifully. I found ways to repair whatever I could and devised simple solutions that made our home better, more efficient, and ultimately more beautiful.
I’d like to help to make your home more functional and beautiful as well. To get started, call or email me today!
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