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Some of the artwork that I've wasted my time on Click here to see some of my work, current projects, etc.

Just some things I picked up that you might find interesting

I use Woodssong in the name of my cabinet shop, and it also happens to be one of my favorite words, even though it's not in the dictionary. It is a contraction for, "Song of the wood," i.e., woods song, although nobody seems to get that. No matter. It's for me, not you.

But you see, wood, and the trees they come from DO have music in them, even though it might not be music as you're used to hearing it. Surely you've seen a tree somewhere out in the woods, or in a park, or maybe in a piece of furniture, that sings to you, that calls you closer, that insists that you touch it. What, you've never felt the call to walk over & touch that big old magnificent tree, or run your fingers along that exquisitely-grained tabletop? Ah, then you have heard the music, you see? Anyway, I digress...

I've had my own cabinet shop for about 26 years now, usually working alone. And even though I cut my teeth on residential & commercial cabinets, as of late I've been shifting towards furniture (desks, tables, armiores, entertainment centers, etc.), which I don't make as much money at, but get more satisfaction from. A good reason if there ever was one. The little town I live in doesn't readily support a full-time high-end furniture-maker yet, so I'll probably always take on a cabinet job here & there. But you'll usually find a piece of furniture that I'm working on in the shop, too.

Before I launched my own shop, I worked at close to a dozen cabinet shops, from San Diego to Austin, in sweatshops churning out work in 300-piece lots to one-of-a-kind furniture that took 3 journeymen six months to complete. I even worked on James Cagney's old house in the hills of Beverly Hills. I built a couple of fine desks in a 8ft x 20ft garage (with a 6ft ceiling!) that I couldn't stand up in. Good experience for a cabinetmaker isolated up here in the woods from other shops, products & methods. I use it all.

In the past, I've only sold locally, since I've never advertised my wares. But, of course, if anyone is interested in the sort of one-of-a-kind pieces I produce, then by all means, let me know!

Now, here is some of my work, at least the ones I've gotten pictures of...