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Ethan is never happier than when he is in the shop, surrounded by wood and using lots of tools and machines—except maybe when he's tangoing or swing dancing, but that's another story. When Ethan started his business in 1985, he was determined to create quality woodworking that his clients would enjoy for years. Over a quarter century later, he's still making beautiful, functional pieces that stand the test of time. Over the years, Ethan and the craftsmen in his shop have produced fine custom residential cabinetry and millwork for discriminating clients who appreciate the hard work and artistry that go into creating beautiful things out of wood.
Ethan started his woodworking life as a general carpenter. One day he saw Fine Woodworking magazine, and a whole new world opened up for him. He set about learning his craft, attracted by the high precision required to produce truly exceptional work. After being exposed to the art world, design, and related crafts, his tastes and capabilities began to mature. This allowed him to approach new projects with a broader perspective and renewed creativity.
In 1985 Ethan started his own shop to have more control over his work. He knows that every project begins with good design. He has developed knowledge of woods and how best to use them. Ethan is careful about where the wood is purchased and how it is integrated into the project, going so far as to handpick each piece of wood.
One of Ethan's influences is the Arts and Crafts movement that posits the idea of melding utilitarian design with artistic expression. Like practitioners of that movement, Ethan has a great love of things created by human hands rather than mass-manufactured by machine. He invites those who share his sensibility to appoint their home with custom woodwork with the style and sophistication possible only when created by the hands of expert craftsmen.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the shop to talk to Ethan directly. Thank you for your interest.