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.
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
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.