About Whippletree Custom Woodworking
My career started in 2001 with my training in traditional wooden boatbuilding, sailmaking and rigging at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.
Here I was taught woodworking grounded in time-honoured techniques with an emphasis on hand tools; we were not building boats, we were building craftsmen.
After graduating I was hired by Woodwind Yachts where I was able to practice and enhance my woodworking skills.
After three years of restoring wooden boats I was employed doing violin repair and restoration by Peter Dawson Violins in Ottawa.
When the owner decided to retire I bought the business and continued operations for five years.
During this time my wife and I started our family and began thinking about moving back to Manitoulin to raise our children.
In 2012 we purchased a farm and left the city to come back home and make a quieter life for our family.
What I bring to my work is over fifteen years of dedication to quality work and attention to detail.
I would like to help you create something special for your home or as a gift for a friend.