I own a small one man woodshop where I specialize in making reproduction New England clocks and furniture. The time period which I especially like is from the mid 1700’s to the mid 1800’s.
I use traditional joinery techniques, often using tools similar to those found in woodshops two hundred years ago. Many of my tools are antiques. For my finishes I use shellac, buying the flakes and mixing them myself. I even use the same glues whenever possible.
I hold a masters degree in furniture from the Rhode Island School of Design, after which I apprenticed with Tage Frid, my Instructor at RISD. I have had my shop over 20 years, now loacated in Pawtucket Rhode Island. The history, the techniques, the different woods and the challenge of making each piece as accurate as possible is my ultimate goal.