A Passion for Woodworking
I have been woodworking since I was 14 years old. Over the years I’ve honed my skills in furniture making and finish carpentry. I continually practice my craft and expand my knowledge so that my customers get the highest quality products. I have had the pleasure of spending time in England restoring 18th century furniture and woodwork in listed historic homes.
Hand-crafted Furniture, Customized by You.
I studied the art of Windsor chair making with Michael Dunbar at The Windsor Institute in Hampton, New Hampshire. Michael is a world renowned craftsman and taught chair making using the tools and techniques employed in the late 18th century, starting with a log and finishing with an elegant yet robust chair that is a joy to behold and use. And now I do the same for my customers and have incorporated these principles into my line of Meaford hand crafted stools.
When I build your furniture I pay keen attention to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. I have a Master of Environment degree from the University of Manitoba and have worked as a professional wildlife biologist in a number of settings. I was a founding member of the Ontario chapter of The Wildlife Society, and have served on the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club. I incorporate this respect for the environment into my furniture making practices