Vermont woodworker and master cabinet maker.
David was introduced to woodworking and furniture making while studying Fine Arts at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) He continued his formal woodworking education at the Michael Coffey School, a two year studio intensive program in southern Vermont. Following graduation, he stayed on as Craftsman in Residence, teaching various skill classes, assisting Michael in the workshop, producing his own commissioned pieces and… learning to ski!
Following another couple of years working in the construction trades and traveling, with stops in New Jersey and Colorado, David ended up back in Vermont to stay in 1985. He and his wife bought a rambling 1830’s farmhouse and Dave has built a shop on the property. “The farmhouse has been a labor of love, I doubt we will ever call it ‘done’…the Shop however is nicely finished!”
While maintaining an underlying theme of extremely high quality in the work he has done, David has had the opportunity to wear several hats during a “thoroughly enjoyable” woodworking career. In addition to building studio furniture, he has worked as a commercial cabinetmaker, instructor in both furniture making and canoe building, production manager for a large architectural woodworking company and partner in a small custom shop…”all experiences serving to expand my thinking about what is possible in a piece of furniture”.
David’s home and shop are located in Plainfield VT., about fifteen minutes from the state capitol, Montpelier. You’re welcome to visit! He is a juried member and past president of The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.