“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



My Thanks

I would like to express my thanks for the Arts and Crafts bedside table course I recently took…The joinery was exceptional and the many woodworking tricks you shared with the class were appreciated by all; especially making the ebony buttons which appeared to be a challenge at first only to find out that the fabrication techniques you presented made them fun to make. As you know I increased the size of the tables I built so they could be used as living room end tables for my daughter’s beach house. After seeing the tables she decided they were too nice for the beach house and instead put them in her newly built house…. A combination of a well planned course together with your polished approach to teaching made the course very enjoyable. Thanks again for the great course and for allowing us to share your upscale shop.

Ron N., Washington Woodworkers Working Group Class