I began woodworking in 1993 in Hanover, PA from my middle school industrial arts teacher. I really started perfecting my skill during high school shop class making custom tables, hutches, cabinets for my mother. Throughout high school and college I worked with a roofing & siding company which gave me perspective on framing, and how woodwork and construction come together.
Over the last several years I have learned from my father-in-law, who was in the Philadelphia Carpenters Union. With his wealth of knowledge, he helped me understand what tools are used for particular applications, and more importantly - how to use tools correctly. He is mostly to thank for my knowledge & zeal in woodworking.
I now design and construct custom Farmhouse tables, coffee tables, desks, framework, patio bars, and many other handmade furniture pieces. I seek to use what others consider no longer useful - it is a challenge to turn these items into something useful again, while highlighting what nature has already created. I use a combination of old world techniques and contemporary methods. Each time I design and build a piece of furniture, I learn something new - refining my craft.
Every handmade furniture piece is custom-built to your request.
- Catlin Gould