Bill’s love affair with creating furniture began back in the late 70’s in high school during his “shop class.” He went off to college as an accounting major but quickly realized his passion was woodworking. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Bill taught high school students woodworking for 30 years while refining his own skills in his Goochland, VA studio. Bill’s unique classroom style helped him introduce hundreds of students to the world of woodworking. As he moves about the Richmond area, he connects with former students who talk about his passion for the craft. Many have gone on to pursue woodworking as a career.
While in education, Bill won the Richmond Community Foundation R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence. The REB grant enabled Bill to study at the John Makepeace Studio at Parnham House in Dorsett, England and at the Dana Robes Wood Craftsman Shop in Enfield, New Hampshire. Bill is an avid reader of all things woodworking. He has had tips and techniques published in Fine Woodworking and a feature piece in “current work.”
Customers range from Berkeley, CA to Martha’s Vineyard, MA. In addition to designing & building furniture, his commissions include kitchens, nautical woodwork, architectural cabinetry, wooden instrument cases and industrial pattern molds.
Bill’s recent retirement now affords him the ability to pursue his passion on a full time basis. His 3000+ square foot wood studio, his year’s of experience, his passion for his craft and his desire to please his customers make him an excellent choice for your furniture and cabinetry needs.