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bill grimes jr

A self-taught craftsman, Bill's passion for woodworking began over 30 years ago. Designing and creating functional pieces for the home, Bill's woodworking is a business he has developed independent from his full time position at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Through participation in craft shows and art festivals throughout the central New York region, Bill meets individuals interested in hand crafted pieces for their homes. He then arranges consultations with these potential clients in his Otego, NY shop and discusses in depth with each customer their particular project. Sample peices and various furniture catalogs are often referenced for ideas, many times combining elements of different pieces to create one unique piece.

Bill's style is simple furniture with clean lines. He crafts dining room tables, writing desks, bookcases, mirrors, and many other one of a kind items. Bill loves to work with traditional wood species like Cherry, Maple, and Oak, but also enjoys integrating interesting woods such as curly Maple, quarter sawn Red and White Oak, and other wood specimens with original features. Bill always strives to have samples of these different species in his shop so his clients can experience for themselves the characteristics of each wood.