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. With an emphasis is on hand tools, power tools and are applied to 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 past years, four of my books have been published including “Woodworking: From Design To Making”, “Start Your Own Woodworking Business”, “From Hi-Tech to Lo-Tech: A Woodworker’s Journey”, 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. Through my educational site www.woodskills.com, I take on a woodworking educator role in disseminating woodworking related courses, classes and books.
- Ottawa, ON
- Professional Status
- Maker, educator, furniture designer