Brian Brace, The Craftsman
Originating from a small town in the green mountains of Vermont, I began a fine woodworking apprenticeship under a local master furniture maker, while still in high school. Upon completing the required 8000 hour apprenticeship program, I became the first to achieve Vermont State certification.
My 5 year journeymanship followed, beginning in Vermont and extending to Naples, FL.
Finally, in 2004, my dream of being a Master came true when I opened my first shop in Naples, FL. In 2010, I expanded that dream by relocating back to the forests, this time, in the Western North Carolina town of Black Mountain.
Fine furniture should be crafted to endure use over multiple lifetimes… to be passed on to future generations.
Acting on that belief, each piece I make goes through an extensive series of time honored processes to achieve the highest quality standards. From thoughtfully selecting the finest lumber, to applying hand rubbed oil finishes, every step is carefully executed to ensure the finished piece is spectacular!
Furthermore, all of my pieces are constructed using traditional mortise and tenon joinery, which maximizes wood strength, while forming pieces pleasing to the eye.
Upon completion, each piece is signed, dated, and presented for the enjoyment of you and your family.