Chris Hall

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation design-builder, Japanese carpentry specialist, furniture maker
Location Greenfield, MA, United States
Introduction Traditional Japanese carpentry and roof work is my main passion. I also take strong design influence from Classic Ming Period Chinese Furniture. I design and build joined structures, interiors and furniture. Also providing consultation services, public talks, and hold classes in woodworking and carpentry drawing. Happy to compare notes on tasty Imperial Stouts, anytime, anyplace. I live in W. Massachusetts with wife and son.
Interests disc golf, mountain biking, old Toyota LandCruisers, natural building design and reading (non-fiction for the most part), scrabble and crosswords
Favorite Movies Shawshank Redemption, anything by Kurosawa, The Hidden Blade and other samurai films, the first 2 Star Wars films, The 37 Chambers of Shaolin, BladeRunner, Time Bandits, Police Story, the Alien Trilogy, Logan's Run, Event Horizon, Kingpins
Favorite Music Avril Levigne, Our Lady Peace, Dar Williams, Neil Young, Seether, Bruce Cockburn, Peter Tosh, Dixie Chicks, Pink Floyd, Sarah Slean, Spearhead, Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain, Ani DiFranco, Eliza Gilkyson, Don Henley
Favorite Books US~Japan history, politics, architecture (non-modern), and of course anything on carpentry layout and 19th century carpentry, stair-building and hand-railing