Following a classic tradition of both field carpenter, and shop joiner as in the colonial period when the man who both built and erected the timber frame windmills, was also the one who designed and built the furniture for the locals, the great provincial woodwright. Trained as a carpenter, Apprenticed as an Antique Restorer in the shop of George A Schulte, I have enjoyed both the field and shop. After 33 years the projects have been varied and almost always challenging .
Reputations are made, by starting with a good plan, insisting on a beautiful design, and then using the best materials, and building with a desire to create heirlooms. Whether it be a fence or restoration of a historic building or a piece of furniture, it will be built to last, as craftsmen have always done
Working on fine antiques, is instructive in all the basic methods necessary for fine woodworking, design; joinery; knowledge of wood specie; and finishing. there are so many elements necessary for each assorted project, carving; veneering; inlay; marquetry, but most importantly is the knowledge gained from the old masters by working on one of their pieces
A derelict House, now an historic jewel
200 years old, now restored for the next 200
The shutter design matches the interior doors.