We're the guys who've spent the most time lost in this forest, and then there's the woodworking ronin who join us at the bench when the time is right.
Hi I'm Stephen
I was raised in a world full of history and the historical objects of my mother's antique business. After serving in the Marine Corps I helped Mom by repairing antiques and found myself specializing in finishes. After several years perfecting those skills, I had cut so many different kinds of joints, and built such an array of custom jigs that I thought I'd try building from the ground up. Pursuing the craft of furniture making across its breadth from old school to modern techniques and tools meant that design became a very visual and tactile experience for me. Lately I've been working with more and more character grade woods and colorful finish combinations. Using texture to promote touch and colors to catch your eye, I’m looking for a playful balance of where wood can just be wood, and the finish serves to promote the clean and simple wood grains and material imperfections I like to work with in my designs.
Our longest serving inmate, Ryan is a master finisher, craftsman and maybe my favorite woodworker. I hope he never leaves. He was introduced to the trade via antiques and found himself as an apprentice under the incomparable talent known as Jay Wiggins. Ryan embodies the heart and soul of this place.
She came to us dirty scrawny and scared. She warmed up quickly, grew up a little, cleaned up a lot and has become our favorite coworker and most popular employee.