& the Slayframe guitar stand
interested in building at a young age inspired
by the many materials available on the southern
Lancaster county farm where I grew up. I
used to create things from old wooden boxes,
tree saplings and whatever else was lying around,
that I was allowed to use (and some that I wasn't)
A few years After high school
I began looking for a career other than working
on my parents farm. I decided to focus on my
passion for creating and more specificly, woodworking.
So I answered a newspaper ad and signed on as
an apprentice at Pedersen woodworking in Neffsville
Pa. under designer Kai Pedersen.
Mr. Pedersen was A designer
and builder of his own line of contemporary Windsor
style furniture and possessed a keen sense of
design and quality. During my four years under
Kai, I learned about woodworking techniques,
design and furthered my own natural abilities.
In 1988 I left Pedersen woodworking and opened
Wood Shed in
an unused barn on my parents farm. Since the
Wood Shed opened it's doors for business in 1989
the custom woodworking business has grown unbelievably.
I have now ventured into the lumbering process
itself by cutting the trees, sawing and drying
much of the lumber that is used in my projects.
My latest undertaking is the new line of Slay-Frame
stringed instrument stands.