Berkeley Springs Studio Tour, Inc.
5 Mountainside Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Updated May 2017
Studios open for informal visits are marked with ** in Studios tab list.
Being a lifelong outdoor enthusiast in awe of the spirit of nature, and possessing a penchant for the combination of practicality and beauty, I use the medium of rustic furniture to introduce the synergy of these qualities into the home or workplace.
In 1986, I was intrigued by an article in Mother Earth News on building rustic furniture. The idea of creating furniture with the sense that it had stepped out of the woods, yet was also refined
and functional, greatly appealed to me. Each piece had appeared to maintain its present character before building.
Inspired, I collected many books over the next few years, participated in a workshop specific to this art, and proceeded to hone my wood drying, mortise-and-tenon joinery, and finishing
skills. Then in 1995, comfortable with my techniques, what had been an interest and hobby evolved into Sleepywood Rustic Furniture.
I would describe my style of rustic furniture as "refined" because it is carefully crafted with time honored mortise-and-tenon joinery, fully functional and, although still retaining a rustic charm, looks quite polished. It is at home in both simple and elegant settings. When finished, each piece beholds its own unique personality, revealing the spirit that had been "sleeping in the wood" all along.
Facebook: Sleepywood Rustic Furniture
GPS Coordinates: 39.627376, -78.226707 (Note: GPS mapping in Morgan County can be spotty and often incorrect. Using the coordinates posted here will take you to the proper location even if mapping such as Google Maps indicates a different street number)