I have been building and finishing furniture for over twenty-five years. I've studied under Gary Rogowski, Christian Becksvoort, Craig Vandall Stevens, Phil Lowe, and others. I operate out of a shop located in Salem, Oregon, designing and building furniture pieces to last a lifetime. I work with solid wood or shop-made veneers when that is appropriate for the piece. Each board is carefully selected by hand from a wide variety of suppliers. While machines play an important role in stock preparation, all of my work is completed using time-tested methods of hand work and honest, traditional joinery. I intend each piece to last for generations, and to become a family heirloom. Custom designs match each piece to the environment where it will live, and to the client's vision and style. Finishes are hand-applied and hand-rubbed. Each piece is signed and dated. My original designs are inspired by Arts and Crafts masters, and are influenced by oriental lines and shapes.