Bayview Escarpment Fine Furniture and Cabinetry is about bringing your furniture to life, the way you want it. To do that, you need someone who listens carefully, has the knowledge and vision to create plans and drawings, recommend design features, and who has the skill to build it.
That’s me, Scott Gooch.
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.
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 teaches 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
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