I provide a wide range of woodworking services with a focus on traditional techniques and high quality natural materials.
I produce all manner of custom built-ins. My approach relies on the use of all solid-wood construction, traditional joinery, non-toxic natural paints and finishes, and heirloom-quality hardware.
From small runs of custom molding, to replacing ornate architectural elements, I can provide a wide range of millwork services for historic preservation. I produce molding by hand or machine depending on the project. Most modern processes cannot reproduce the surface finish achieved with traditional hand planes, a crucial difference when a period-correct product is desired. Making custom molding by hand is also far more economical than by machine when only small quantities are required.
Nothing preserves the beauty of an antique building like the proper maintenance of period-correct fenestration. Contrary to popular belief, properly detailed traditional window systems can perform as well or better than energy-efficient replacements. And unlike modern replacement windows, wooden window sash can be restored to like-new condition for generations, making restoration an economical and ecologically sensitive choice in the long-term. Click below to learn more about my process for reviving your windows.
Windows & Doors
I make new windows and doors from existing examples or custom designs.
My approach to restoring antique woodwork is simple: repair damaged areas with carefully grain-matched wood patches, or fabricate replacement parts when necessary. The use of epoxy and other synthetic products is wide-spread, but the introduction of plastic to places it was never designed to be can have unintended consequences. Wood and epoxy react to changes in humidity and temperature in different ways. Especially with exterior woodwork, these differences in material properties can force joinery open and inhibit the natural drying process of wood and non-synthetic finishes. With this in mind, whenever possible I repair in-kind with like materials and avoid the use of epoxy fillers and plastic paints & varnishes.
I use traditional layout methods and computer design to aid in producing parts for straight and curved stairs, including custom newel posts, balusters and complex curved handrails,