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“For me, one of the great joys in life is sharing my furniture making experience. I do this by teaching at woodworking schools, presenting various topics to woodworking Guilds, and by offering individually tailored, one-on-one instruction in my Manassas, VA shop.”


One-on-one instruction in my shop provides you with my undivided attention, focused on exactly what you want to learn. Whether we focus on a learning plan of your design, or my design, or follow a project focused or skill-building path, I promise our time together will inspire you and make you a better woodworker.  Read student testimonials.

Building with Stu

Building with Stu



9-Month Comprehensive Program Graduate

From the basics of wood properties and selection to the nuances of complex joinery, my time spent under Stu’s tutelage has been invaluable in my progression as a woodworker and furniture maker. Without his guidance, I would not have been selected to attend the 9-Month Comprehensive program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and without the knowledge gained in working with him, I would have struggled to graduate. Stu is a passionate teacher with a true love for the craft and anyone looking to start woodworking or hone their existing skills would benefit greatly from spending some time with him in the shop.

Randy H., Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Graduate