When Jeff Lind’s Writing Table won the “Best in Wood” award at the annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair at Sunapee this year, no one should be surprised. He has won many awards for his work. This very table won the Public Choice Award as well.
The Guild sponsors the “Best in Wood” award at the annual League of NH Craftsmen Fair. The writing table is solid flame pattern cherry with a skirt of leopard wood and curly maple cock beading. There are no straight lines in the design except the horizontal planes. The chair is Jeff’s Dining Room Chair #1 in cherry with a walnut seat and curly maple back splats. The League performed the independent judging.
Jeff, a Guild member for 16 years, is a self–taught furnituremaker who was strongly influenced by his grandfathers, both of whom were cabinetmakers. He works alone in his South Berwick, Maine shop.
Both his octagonal log cabin home and shop are off the grid powered by solar PV panels. Jeff has the full complement of woodworking machines and yes, they do work on solar power.
Jeff does mostly one-of a kind high end pieces. Interestingly before taking up woodworking, Jeff was a chemist working for the EPA. He is also a musician playing double bass on a bass he made. Congratulations to Jeff.