Pictured is the door that started it all! At least when it comes to my business. But let's step back in time to my childhood first. My father was a very avid woodworker while I was growing up, so I was always picking up tricks and techniques from him, and his attention to detail was spectacular. I also took all the shop classes I could growing up, which not only were available then, I started in middle school. I have been woodworking as a hobby since, but it was balanced with my love of automobiles., which always tended to trump my deep down love for woodcraft in my professional life.
Fast forward to the present. I still have a love for automobiles, and even metal craft (which I can incorporate into my pieces) , however my loving wife gave me the inspiration to get back into wood creations professionally back when we first moved into our first house together. She had a great idea to build a barn door to block off what was intended as a dining room, that we converted into a den. So I built a pretty crude door from some reclaimed lumber I had... When she suggested I could sell such a thing I figured I may make a couple and see if I can sell them on craigslist, which sold immediately! So this became a side business, and I added furniture into the mix. Through referrals I would keep getting commissions, to the point Berrett Woodworks went full time at the end of 2017.
So now I have combined the love of working with my hands, with the skills passed down from my loving father, to bring you Berrett Woodworks!
Oh, and a fun fact, I'm still using that same table saw I grew up on almost 30 years ago!