Lynda and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this community of artisans for many years. In the mid 80’s we were living 30 miles from town (Cody) working on Ken Siggins ranch and in his furniture studio making ranch furniture – the real stuff. In Cody, Paul Hindman (b.1913) a disciple of Molesworth, was winding down his career as the last of the old-time furniture guys. Business activity at this time and for the next few years could be described as “really quiet.” Of course, as anybody close to the business knows, a wave of national and international interest in “western design” was beginning to build. By the early to mid-90’s, it crested and swept us along with it.
The Western Design Conference came into being and suddenly it was a much bigger world. As the years rolled by, our designs matured and we had opportunities to do challenging work for some great people and came to appreciate collectors that wanted long- lasting value. These days, we generally accept two or three commissions a year and build one piece for fun.