Dave was introduced to woodworking and furniture making while studying Fine Arts at Philadelphia College of Art in the late seventies. He continued his formal woodworking education at The Michael Coffey School, a two year studio intensive program in southern Vermont. Following graduation in 1980, he stayed on as Craftsman in Residence, teaching various skill classes, assisting Michael in the workshop, and producing his own commissioned pieces.

While maintaining an underlying theme of extremely high quality in the work he has done, Dave has had opportunity to wear several hats during a ''thoroughly enjoyable" woodworking career. In addition to building studio... (more)


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.