About Stephen Hobbs

stephen-hobbs
I have worked with wood most of my working years.  My experience began as a teenager cleaning worksites for a builder.  Years later I worked up from building houses to specializing as a trim carpenter for 8 years, working mostly in large upscale homes in Memphis.  After the recession, I received an opportunity to work in a custom furniture shop under 3 master craftsmen in Memphis, Tennessee.  One of whom started his apprenticeship in Europe at the age of 14 in a windmill driven shop and had been working with wood for over 50 years when I met him.  His son was my age and he was well beyond his years in his abilities!  The owner of the shop is a third generation woodworker with over 40 years experience in his craft.  He trained at Sotheby’s and was a member of The American Institute of Conservators.  Upon moving to the Sacramento area, I worked under another master craftsman that taught me the art of touching-up damaged finished surfaces.

I am pursuing my passion of working on furniture by running my own business. I hope to help people preserve the timeless furniture pieces they have acquired, and to make damaged modern furniture pieces look new again.

 

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