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MY STORY

CT woodwork was established in 2015 by Corey Tighe to give back to the customer a unique piece of woodwork that stands out from the rest, and will last a lifetime. The furniture from the big box stores just doesn't survive in our everyday world. It truly is disposable furniture, and that is where CT woodwork comes in. Each piece I hand build is guaranteed to last a lifetime through the use of traditional joinery and integrity. Furniture should be cherished, not disposed to the curb every 5 years.

 

Prior to the business, I have worked for the past 10 years in the field at different shops building high-end furniture, kitchen cabinets, and commercial store displays. Through these experiences, I have gained multiple avenues of knowledge on cabinet and furniture construction.

 

​In 2009 after graduating high school, I attended Morrisville State College for wood products technology for an associates. I learned everything from the tree in the woods, milling the logs on the Woodmizer mill, performing different joinery techniques, and using multiple finishes. I then went back for an additional 2 years for entrepreneurship and small business management for a bachelors. Once I graduated in 2013 I already knew that in the near future I would officially start CT woodwork. I found my true passion and turned it into a business that I love every moment of it. 

At CT woodwork I use the best materials available and make sure every piece of wood is hand picked so that color, grain, and texture all match. When I have the chance, I try to use local materials right from Long Island, New York. I believe in combining old techniques with modern tools so that each piece that leaves CT woodwork will last a lifetime. And I treat your projects with the same respect as if it was going into my own home. 

The small workbench above is what started the passion for woodworking for me at an early age of 6 yrs old. My grandfather made this for me and gave me REAL tools to work with. I still have this bench so that generations to come can appreciate it and someday I will pass it down to my kids to use. 

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He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart, is an artist. 
~ St. Francis of Assisi