Announcement I've been making furniture for over half a century. 6 Hill Studio is the small shop in my home where I've always made things for family and friends. If you like my designs, hey, you're my friend too!
I've been making furniture for over half a century. 6 Hill Studio is the small shop in my home where I've always made things for family and friends. If you like my designs, hey, you're my friend too!
Mary Turner on Nov 1, 2016
Functional as well as beautifully made - our third piece - thanks again!
Yeah, I retired, but I still gotta make things.
When I closed my big furniture shop (Five Quarter Studio) in 2008 I thought I'd had enough. Fifty years of making custom furniture, making sculpture for myself and other artists, and running a CNC job shop - well, that was a lot of fun, but it did take its toll and I can't hump 120 pound sheets of plywood and MDF like when I was 20. So I thought I'd retire - you know - walk the dog, row my shell, watch the world go by.
Hah! That got old after a few months and I found myself out in my little home shop every day making new things. It's a very small shop, so I couldn't make anything very big, but that was fine because I don't have a truck any more, so I'm limited to materials I can fit in the Volvo wagon.
A few months more, and the top of the barn was completely filled with stuff I'd made, and there wasn't room for any more. I was thinking about taking it around to the local craft shops when a jewelry making friend mentioned Etsy. Bingo! Within a few moths I sold all the backlog. Then I took photos of everything I'd made for our house over the past 25 years, and that was the beginning of my Etsy store.
BTW, my biggest seller is the coat rack we have in our own entry hall, the one I use every day. You have no idea how much that tickles me!
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I've been making furniture for over half a century. I studied at the School for American Craftsmen in the 60s and opened my own shop in 1971. I closed my big shop in 2008, but I still work every day in my home shop.
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