At Gary Staple Fine Woodworking we believe that a craftsperson has an important responsibility. Throw-away culture is ever present in our society. Through careful and thoughtful design, combined with an exceptional standard of craftsmanship, we can create something with an inherent sustainable nature. Combining traditional techniques, modern equipment and process design principles we create furniture that will be enjoyed for generations.
Ever since I began as a carpenter in my twenties, I knew that I had found my calling. I learned my trade through apprenticeship and practical experience, working under several well-seasoned craftsmen and carpenters. In 2012 I began a successful contracting company in partnership with a friend. After a few years I decided to sell my worldly possessions and move to Scotland to attend the globally renowned Chippendale International School of Furniture. There I honed my skills and flourished as a craftsman and designer. I graduated in 2014, receiving the honour of student of the year.
I now work out of my shop in Seaforth, in rural Nova Scotia where I continue to design and build furniture and bespoke commissions. In the future, I hope that this beautiful landscape and tailor-made shop can host workshops and learning opportunities for woodworkers and craftspeople alike.
Gary Staple, Owner and Operator.