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 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!