William Robbins Furniture Maker
William Robbins has been professionally engaged in the design and construction of originally conceived wooden furniture for over 40 years. He was mentored as a youth by his grandfather and trained, after college, at a woodshop located in remote Wyoming County, WV. After returning to New Jersey and taking over his grandfather’s shop, he continued to practice with design and took advantage of learning opportunities at Penland School of Craft in NC and Peters Valley in NJ and others.
All of his work is based upon traditional, proven woodworking techniques with the addition of newer ideas, such as curved laminations, which enable a freer expression of functional design. Lumber is selected from exceptional examples of locally sourced trees. He also raises Dorset sheep on his Vincentown, NJ farm.