Meet Jonathan Brower

August, 2021 – Jonathan Brower is the proprietor of J. Brower Furniture in Newport, RI, which he founded in 2012. With one employee, he produces custom fine furniture and woodworking for private clients, designers, architects, and builders. When Jonathan originally came to CFC to take the Furniture Intensive, in 2011, he already had a BFA…

Meet Limond Grindstaff

July, 2021 – Limond Grindstaff is a fulltime woodworking hobbyist and retired telecommunications executive in McLean, VA. He originally came to CFC in 1999 to build his skills through a two-week Basic Woodworking course, and has followed up with additional courses since. “Each time I attended a class,” Limond writes, “my confidence and skill level…

Meet Kendrick Anderson

July, 2021 – Kendrick Anderson is a self-employed furniture maker in Atlanta, GA who works with residential clients, interior designers, and architectural firms. Following graduation from our 12-week Furniture Intensive in 2009, he gained experience in several professional workshops before going into business for himself five years later. Today, Kendrick works out of a 2,200-sq. ft.…

Meet Leslie Webb

July, 2021 -Leslie Webb is a longtime furniture maker in Georgetown, TX, who recently expanded into retail sales of high-end woodworking tools. When she enrolled in our Nine-month Comprehensive back in 2004, as Leslie recalls, she didn’t have concrete goals, “I just knew with certainty that furniture making was my path in life. I simply…

Meet Erik Curtis

June, 2021 – As a self-proclaimed hand-tool purist, Erik Curtis says he knew nothing of “design, space or the way a piece of furniture could influence a person’s daily life” when he enrolled in the Nine-month Comprehensive back in 2012. His objective was to “learn from the best craftspeople in the world.” Looking back now,…