It all started as a boy when my father brought home an antique cabin cruiser that needed restoration. My early days of "woodworking" were spent on my back with a belt sander stripping the boat's bottom, and the days ended with me looking like a copper penny. Years later I took up woodworking as a hobby, took formal classes, and developed my skills to a level where I could build cabinets, trophy cases, and other showcase items of interest. I recently developed a passion for building live edge furniture. A slab is a unique footprint of the life of the tree from which it came, and therefore no two pieces of furniture are exactly alike. I design the foundation around the slab in order to produce an integrated piece of furniture that reflects the spirit of that piece. I will build the furniture to the customer’s specifications, but I typicaly choose a complementary hardwood for the base that will enhance the beauty of the finished top.