Andykiwi

Conway, SC, US
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I trained as a cabinetmaker in New Zealand. The 8000 hour apprenticeship took 4 years to complete working 40 hours a week on the bench with a tradesman and then 2 hours a week of night school. A three week block course at the Technical school sometime during the year and then exams at the end of each year. A three hour drawing exam, then a 3 hour theory exam all on one Saturday.The week before was a 6 hour practical exam.
So in the almost 40 years since I started I have built many commercial and residential pieces.
I came to the States back in 1991 and started Andy's Fine Furniture.
From 1999 till 2004 I worked in MA for a couple of woodworkers who taught me about Shaker Furniture and French Art Deco.
Both these styles now play an influence in the pieces I create today.
My workshop is now in Conway SC just 15 miles inland from Myrtle Beach SC. I receive commissions to build wall units, beds etc. When I have time I build my own pieces which I take to Arts and Craft shows along the East Coast such as the American Craft Council show in Atlanta

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Quarter Circle

This hall table was a commissioned piece after the people had seen a similar table I had built which was only 48 inches in length. This piece is 60 inches in length and 13 inches deep, standing 30...

Hall Tree

The Hall tree is made of Sapele with Curly Maple seat and drawer. The umbrella stand on the left has Copper panels on all four sides. The three standards have inlays of Abalone shaped as flowers with...



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