Brighid’s Workshop

 

workshopMy name is Brighid and this is my workshop!  I make things, break things, and fix things, in my 600 sq. ft workshop in Bennington, VT. Every project is unique and every project is an experiment. I use reclaimed lumber, scrap wood and found objects for most of my work.  I am a self taught wood worker and what I lack in experience I make up for with creativity and a desire to see a task through.  I do a lot of projects and I enjoy a challenge. Having a workshop with so much space is a big change for me,I use to live in a small silo, it was 14′ in diameter and there wasn’t a lot of space for my tools.Scrap wood table During the summer I worked outside but in the winter I took over our kitchen.  So when my wife and I  went looking for a house it was important that it have a work space so I would  stop using my saws in the kitchen.    Tables are my thing at the moment but I also make shelves,clocks, and cabinets .  I have some experience restoring furniture and I also re-purpose broken and damaged pieces, giving new life to discarded pieces.

guitartable2I am a musician and I participate in something called February Album Writing Month every year under the name sam sorrow. It’s a lot of fun. One day I hope to combine my love of music and woodworking and make a guitar. I already make a few guitar shaped pieces, tables, clocks etc. .  .

Most of my tables are made from scrap materials, old barn boards  old cutting boards, broken wooden ladders, old shutters, wood people give me, and  wood I find in the woods or on the river bank.  I also scour thrift stores and tag sales for broken pieces that can be used for a project, restored, or re purposed. To see what I am working on now visit my current projects page, or check cabout my facebook page. If you are interested in any of my pieces feel free to contact me at brighidag@gmail.com or you can visit my etsy store. I can do custom work, turn around time is about 6 weeks, but can vary from project to project. Give me a call and we can discuss your project, budget and timeline.  I can also help you restore a piece of furniture. Some furniture shouldn’t be messed with, but most pieces will benefit from a little tlc.  And finally, I am always looking for  scrap materials, so if you have some left over wood that you don’t know what to do with,  let me know and I might be able to use it.