I began building custom furniture and cabinetry in the early 1980's.  For the most part I am self trained, although there are many craftsman that have influenced me over the years.  I hope that I have been able to take what I value in other's work and add my own touch to produce unique pieces.    Crafting custom furniture, from initial design to final finish, can be very difficult and time consuming.  The challenge of working with a client to create a design that fits their needs and desires is very important.  It is this collaboration that allows my work to truly be custom and is rewarding for not only the client but myself as well.
   In 1988, looking for fresh challenges and ideas, I took a boatbuilding course from Simon Watts.  This led to many years of involvement with small craft including five years as Resident Boat Builder at The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.  After leaving the museum I restored many St. Lawrence Skiffs and other small craft.  While I no longer restore small craft I value the time I spent working with them.

    In the last few years I have developed an interest in turning.  Creating
beautiful objects on the lathe can be an exhilarating  experience. Where building a furniture piece might take weeks or months to complete, a bowl takes hours. Each process has its own intensity and specific demands. And each can yield great rewards.
   I consider myself lucky to have been able to spend my working life with a material that lends itself to so many uses.  Some practical, some just beautiful.

Working from my shop in Macomb,NY(about a two hour drive north of Syracuse, NY) I am currently focusing on custom woodwork and turning.  If you see anything that interests you or would like more information on having something custom built please feel free to use the contact information.