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 I continued to learn and improve my skills in woodshop classes throughout my junior high and high school years.

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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