My name is Garth Franklin and I’m the owner of the one-man operation Franklin Woodworking. I pride myself in working one on one with my clients to construct heirloom pieces that we can both take great pride in.
I first started woodworking at Colby College in central Maine and continued my learning by apprenticing for Chad Parkinson of The Furniture Joint in Salt Lake City. I opened shop for Franklin Woodworking in 2015 and since then have been enjoying the ride of creating custom pieces.
I design and build my furniture to live full lives as cherished heirlooms. Therefore, my pieces display a subtle beauty created through simplicity of form derived from a keen observance of proportion, visible joinery, and highlighting the richness and character of wood grain- predominately North American grown walnut and cherry.
I build with both power and hand tools carefully assessing which tool will be best to create my desired results. While wood is my muse, I also do all of my metal fabrication.
The goal of my craft is to create lasting pieces that will become more valued throughout their lives for their superior construction, gracefully aging materials, and timeless design.