Beginning in Brighton, England, where I grew up, I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands as well as with my head.
I learned a lot about masonry and painting in England.
After I moved to Ithaca in 1980, I developed my carpentry skills and more besides.
Stairwell barrier: aluminum and steel cable
I also laid the tile, trimmed the window, and installed the green sconce.
Kitchen end counter: cherry, oak, maple, steel
I also laid the tile and the oak floor.
And I installed the cabinets.
As musicians have a ‘first’ instrument, so do I enjoy wood.
Along the way, you will see I’ve learned to appreciate and work with many other building materials.
Staircase: concrete, steel and maple
Ferrocement staircase: steel rebar, mesh, mortar
And I put up the cedar clapboards
Garden gate: oak, cedar
Table or bench: Cuban mahogany, maple, walnut
Do you need something custom-designed and made for your home?
Do you need something carefully repaired?
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