Born and raised in Berks County, PA, I moved away to attend college and start life as a professional musician, only to return and continue my career right back where I started. Pagoda City Woodworks is the name I’ve given my business, after the Pagoda that sits atop the mountain here where I live. I produce handcrafted furniture and goods, incorporating both traditional (hand tool) woodworking with modern power tools.
You see, it all started when I was just a kid, and my dad guided me through building my own tool tote. My interest in woodworking and finishing continued through my life with everything from designing and building our deck with my father, to operating an antique phonograph repair business where I would restore and rebuild antique wind-up phonographs. A professional musician for 25+ years, I now focus on woodworking full-time.
It all happens in my one-man shop, attached to my home in Reading, PA. My shop is one of my favorite places to be, and I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, from making furniture to restoring/repairing antique phonographs, to writing. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site today.