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522 Trumbulls Rd.
Jay, NY 12941
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach....
Henry David Thoreau
I went to the woods because I wished, after 18 years as an engineer, to change my career and spend more time with my wife and four children. Today our summer residence of many years has happily become our full-time home and my longtime hobby is now my vocation. In my youth, I would often help my parents rebuild and refinish antiques. This experience gave me a love of woodworking, as well as a working knowledge of furniture design. When I first visited the Adirondacks in the mid-'80's, I discovered an overwhelming urge to build something from twigs. From a stack of firewood, I gathered the materials for my first few hand hewn projects. Like all crafts, furniture making melds the practical and the beautiful; the principles of construction and the esthetics of the artist. My engineering background enables me to build strength and durability into each piece I make. The square mortise and tenon joints that distinguish my furniture derive from the rugged, timeless work of Gustav Stickey. Design and decorative features are the result of an artistic collaboration: natures indomitable will on the wood and my own sense of beauty. The final form is determined as much by the shapes and patterns of the material as by the whim of the designer. I harvest much of the wood from my own mountainside property and constantly seek special pieces from other sources.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the development and directions my work has taken. The evolution of my craft has been a fascinating journey.