About Heirlooms Etc.

My passion for woodworking began in 1980 in Redlands, CA when my father introduced me to the craft.  He started a small woodshop program located at the Redlands Boys Club.  We spent many hours in that shop and it proved to be the beginning of a passion that would stay with me for many years to come.  In those early years, building wooden toys, boxes, and wall decor items formed the foundation of my skills as an avid woodworker. 

My final woodworking project in my high school woodshop class was a nine drawer chest of drawers.  That was back in 1985 and to this day that dresser is still in use in my bedroom!


Even now I continue to learn more about the craft with each piece that I design and build.  My tastes favor the Arts & Crafts and Mission styles of design.  Most of my work today follows this design style.  


I started Heirlooms Etc. as a means of giving my work a "face" and a "name."  It has also allowed me to offer those with a taste for heirloom quality pieces an opportunity to invest in a handcrafted item that will be cherished for generations to come. I am now retired after proudly serving in law enforcement for 25 years. I am now able to invest more of my time in my home based shop. I sell my pieces online, at various juried art shows, and select art galleries.  Many of my pieces have also been featured at local county fairs.


I sell my ready made pieces on my ETSY SHOP .  For custom order inquiries, please use my CONTACT PAGE.


I hope to be regularly adding new pieces and designs to the site.  I hope that you enjoy my pieces as much as I enjoyed crafting them!



                                                                                            -David Ortega




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