Opening in the fall of 2016 and located in Des Plaines, Illinois, 10 minutes north of O'Hare near the corner of Golf Road and River Road. All the classes are "hands on" learning. You will learn woodworking skills and build confidence to take your new skills to produce projects in your own shop or garage to be proud of.
Founder, Owner, Instructor - Master Craftsman working with wood for 36 years
Born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham in the of North England. A 5th generation Carpenter Joiner and Cabinetmaker, David started his apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner at the age of 16. Attended the Darlington College of Technology graduated in 1984 attaining the Advanced Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery from the City and Guilds Institute London. Also attaining certification from the Institute of Carpenters. In 1998 attained a certificate in construction management from the Chartered Institute of Builders.
In 2000, moved to Chicago to work as the construction manager for the US subsidiary of Town and Country Conservatories UK, managing the installation of fine glass buildings built in the Fakenham shop in Norfolk, England. David still consults for Town and Country US, whose office is located in the Ravenswood area of Chicago.