Jeff Headley is a fourth-generation cabinetmaker who runs the family business, Mack S. Headley & Sons, in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. With one colleague, he builds to order any piece of pre-1820 American furniture.
“We try to build as close to the originals as possible: We do use machines for the work once done by apprentices, but everything else is done by hand.” Clients include The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (where his brother, Mack, runs Anthony Hay’s Cabinetmaking Shop), Mount Vernon, the White House, and the National Park Service.
Headley lives with his wife, Susan, four dogs, and three cats. He also raises a small herd of Hereford cows on the family farm.
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