Classic 19th Century Chinese stools

Classic 19th Century Chinese stools

About 20 years ago I saw one of these three-legged stools at a client’s home. I was drawn to its simplicity, but at the same time the complexity of its joinery. I made up my mind right then that I would build one in the future. It wasn’t until about 12...
Documentary on building furniture

Documentary on building furniture

I was honored to be featured, along with Jeff Cobabe and Michael Ensign, two phenomenal artists/craftsmen, in a documentary about designing, building, and finishing a piece of furniture. The Salt Lake City Chapter of The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art...
Marc Adams 2018

Marc Adams 2018

I enjoyed once again being an instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. This year I taught 14 students how to build a bow-front table using a blend of machine and hand tools. The MASW has great facilities, outstanding staff, and some of the friendliest...
Wood Turning with Marcus Reid

Wood Turning with Marcus Reid

Marcus Reid apprenticed with me right out of high school. I consider him a great friend and now a mentor. He is an amazing artisan. Whether he building furniture, making string instruments or turning wood, he excels. As a teacher he sets lofty goals for the students,...
2018 Summer Internship: Part One

2018 Summer Internship: Part One

The internships are progressing nicely. We worked on several group projects during the first week. Among them…an Enfield Shaker Cabinet, a Kumiko wall cabinet, and a bow-front sofa table. Here are a few shots of how the work is progressing: