I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. I have a degree in mining from Penn State University and spent 32 years in the coal mine as a mine foreman. I retired early and moved to Oak Island, NC in 2002 after having a home built.
Having way too much free time, I bought quite a few power tools and took up woodworking. At first, I designed and built furniture for my house; but after hearing from family and friends how nice the furniture was, I wanted to see if I could sell my creations.
I then applied for my woodcraft to be sold at a local Farmer’s Market, selling there for over 11 years, proving that many people really do enjoy my work.
Some of the furniture I design and make are benches and chairs. I make tile-top tables that are styled for accent, coffee, console, end tables and wine tables. I also make items from red cedar like candle holders, lamps, mirrors, coat racks and unique tables.
My woodworking “hobby” has brought me much enjoyment during my retirement years.