Geoffrey Keating, a fifth generation furniture maker, builds all his goods by hand in the Midwest. His Grandfathers built churches and monasteries throughout the Southwest, something that likely influenced his opinions about craftsmanship and quality. It wasn't a direct route into woodworking for Keating. He worked as a roofer and mechanic before getting graduate degrees in theology from Yale and Notre Dame. His passion for craftsmanship remained and he found his forte in wood.
His process is what makes Keating Woodworks stand out. All pieces are hand-wrought original designs created using sustainably harvested or selvedge North American wood. Sustainability is a large part of his ethos, as is durability. Keating believes that a hand-wrought product becomes much more valued and is likely to be passed down generations throughout time. He even guarantees his products for the duration of the original owners life. To get a closer look at his work and ethos check out his website here.
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