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As a furni­ture designer and maker at Refined Edge Design and Pirollo Design, I discov­ered a passion for working with wood at an early age. I currently follow my passion and craft of design­ing and creat­ing furni­ture as a wood­worker and studio furni­ture maker. In addi­tion to a cabi­net­mak­ing educa­tion, I have accu­mu­lated over twenty years of exper­tise in working with wood. Studies were also completed at a fine furni­ture school to further my furni­ture making and wood­work­ing skills. I enjoy chal­leng­ing myself with new tech­niques and processes. My furni­ture studio has a mix of hand tools, machin­ery and power tools. The empha­sis is on a hybrid use of both hand tools and power tools and the processes to make wood­work­ing more effi­cient. Over the past years, my award winning furni­ture has been featured in the follow­ing books: Studio Furni­ture: Today’s Leading Wood­work­ers, Wood Art Today 2, 500 Cabi­nets, Rooted, as well as Fine Wood­work­ing Maga­zine and various inter­na­tional maga­zines. As well, I have been nomi­nated as a final­ist for a NICHE 2013 Award. In the past years, three of my own books have been published includ­ing Start Your Own Wood­work­ing Busi­ness”, From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Wood­work­er’s Journey”, Wood­work­ing: From Design To Making” and The Wood Artist: Creat­ing Art Through Wood”. I currently operate my furni­ture design studio in a country setting outside Ottawa, Ontario where I teach wood­work­ing skills, create wood­work­ing instruc­tional courses, as well as design­ing and creat­ing contemporary-styled furniture.

Ottawa, ON
Professional Status