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About Michael

I've been building custom furniture and cabinetry since 1980.  I began my career as an assistant instructor at the Dartmouth Student Workshops under the tutelage of renowned furnituremaker Walker Weed. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Studio Art, I continued to develop my craft building heirloom-quality furniture and custom cabinetry, now with the added bonus of living and working on the banks of the beautiful Connecticut River with my family.

Michael Wilson building shop
Woodworking shop Connecticut River Valley

"I just want to thank you again - the painted bookcases in the dining room are absolutely gorgeous! And your gorgeous cherry wood bookcase looks fabulous in the living room!"


                          Massachusetts Homeowner


I recently completed building my dream shop in the hay field behind our home. After many years of working in drafty old factories I finally have a work space that I designed and built from the ground up, sited for maximum solar gain with plenty of windows to enjoy beautiful views of the Connecticut River Valley. The shop is heavily insulated and built with zero VOC materials, making it a healthy and enjoyable space in which to work.  I built the shop as I build my furniture, classic in style with simple detailing that contributes to its overall function. I may have gone a bit overboard with the carpentry, as it was built like a giant piece of furniture. But small details and pieces built well are important to me. They create a sense of well being and satisfaction.

Vermont Made Custom Furniture
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