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Gender Male
Location Chester County, Pa
Introduction I build bespoke furniture in the English and American Arts and Crafts tradition. I refer to my work as "vernacular" -- working furniture that is to be enjoyed and passed down to the next generation. I accept commissions for original designs as well as historically accurate mission, Shaker, prairie, and Cotswold pieces.
Interests Building furniture, Preserving wild spaces, Birds, Labrador Retrievers, Hoarding back issues of Woodwork magazine, Fooling around with Guitars, Vegetarianism, Liberal Theology, Old Tools, Listening to BBC Radio 3, Woodturning, All things Proustian, Bhangra music, Formula One Racing, Transcendentalists, Country house antiques
Favorite Movies The Big Lebowski, Grand Illusion, Amelie, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, Withnail And I, Rushmore, Breaker Morant, A Mighty Wind, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, La Gloire De Mon Pere, Juno, Slumdog Millionaire, Hud, Really Anything by The Coen Bros David Lean Wes Anderson John Huston Eric Rohmer
Favorite Music J.S. Bach, Morrissey, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Tom Waits, The Beatles, Edward Elgar, Billy Bragg, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Coltrane, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Glenn Gould
Favorite Books In Search of Lost Time, A Dance to the Music of Time, Infinite Jest, Brideshead Revisited, The Soul of A Tree, Windsor Chairmaking, Anything by PG Wodehouse, The Designs of William De Morgan, The Man Who Planted Trees, Parting the Waters, Kurt Wallander mysteries, The nature and Art of Workmanship, The Art of Fine Cabinetmaking