Brookside Woodworking

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I grew up in the beautiful Vermont countryside very near my present location. While nurturing a life long interest in woodworking, I held many other jobs from musician to truck driver. When I got the opportunity to turn my hobby into a profession some years ago, I took it and never looked back. I now spend my days and more than a few nights in a one-man shop with my dogs Brandy and Hooper (and any stray deer, turkeys or other wildlife) in the middle of a Vermont cornfield. Nothing else gives me the joy and satisfaction of building furniture, by hand, one piece at a time. This care and personalized attention shows in the quality and beauty of my work. Craftsmanship you won’t find in mass-produced furniture.

Although I am influenced by the classics such as Shaker and Arts and Crafts, I generally don’t do faithful reproductions of either, but rather use their influence to guide my own designs. I think my work is an extension of who I am and not so much a portfolio of what I can do. I like the subtle and sometimes not so subtle mix of different materials. Walnut pegs for a cherry piece. Slate tiles inset in a tabletop. Inlay that forms a design within a design. All these elements should enhance rather than dominate a piece of furniture.
My creative abilities are not limited to what you see here, as my work is almost exclusively custom designed pieces. I can work from a sketch or a rough idea or pictures clipped from magazines. If you like what you see, feel free to e-mail me. I have many other pictures ready to e-mail and I can send a brochure via snail mail.

Contemporary Sleigh Bed by Brookside Woodworking.

Contemporary Sleigh Bed
by Walt Stanley

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Maple-Burl-Blanket-Chest

Maple Burl Blanket Chest
by Walt Stanley

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spaltedmaplebowls

Spalted Maple Bowls
by Walt Stanley

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CherryPedestalDiningSet

Cherry Pedestal Dining Set
by Walt Stanley

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WritingDeskandChair

Writing Desk and Chair
by Walt Stanley

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Vermont Sleigh Bed by Brookside Woodworking

Vermont Sleigh Bed
by Walt Stanley

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shakerstylesideboard

Shaker Influenced Contemporary Sideboard
by Walt Stanley

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MahoganyDeskandCabinet

Mahogany Desk and Cabinet
by Walt Stanley

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TerrysSideboard

Terry’s Sideboard
by Walt Stanley

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missionendtables

Mission End Tables w/Glass Tops
by Walt Stanley

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Contemporary Hall Table

Contemporary Hall Table
by Walt Stanley

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Flat-Arm_Morris_Chair

Morris Chair
by Walt Stanley

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chinacabinet

China Cabinet
by Walt Stanley

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MissionCoffeeTable

Mission Coffee Table w/Drawers
by Walt Stanley

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builtincabinets

Built-in Cabinets
by Walt Stanley

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BowarmmorrischairOttoman

Bow Arm Morris Chair w/Ottoman
by Walt Stanley

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