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WS: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become a woodworker and furniture designer?

DP: Find a style or particular specialty that excites you and stick with it. Your excitement will be the fuel that keeps you going. A specialty will set you apart from others and get you noticed.

WS: What are you currently working on that you would like to mention?

DP: I just finished a revised version of my Tall Corner Table. Sometimes the 1st version of a design has to sink in for a while before you can revisit it and revise it. It’s at the finisher now – can’t wait to get it back!

WS: Are there any upcoming projects, books and/or events that you would like to mention?

DP: I am currently trying to clear my schedule so I can work on a furniture design book. I have been thinking about this for years. I still have some outstanding commitments – but I hope to get started here in a few months.

FREMONT NIGHTSTAND, 2010 MAHOGANY, EBONY 27" H x 26" W x 18" D

Darrell Peart Seattle, WA USA

Photo by Richard McNamee