Al has been designing and constructing custom furniture for the past twenty years. In his prior career as a veterinarian, he often felt a strong urge to step away and make good works out of wood. Al says that, “building and designing have become comforting obsessions which have lovingly encircled my soul.” His designs have a simple aesthetic but demonstrate excellent technique which brings out the inherent wonder of wood, which Al thinks is one of our earth’s most beautiful mediums. Al finds joy in opening up rough lumber to reveal the stunning wood inside. Over the evolution of his career, chairs and other types of seating have become his main focus. The challenge of designing and constructing a great chair or stool that is beautiful, durable, and comfortable, is a task he greatly enjoys.