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Chris began his woodworking career as a young boy in his grandfather’s shop, where he developed a love and passion for woodworking. He continued that passion into college, where his employment at the University of North Carolina BeAM Makerspace allowed him to further his craftsmanship. It was there that he advanced his knowledge of traditional techniques and combined them with digital fabrication. He now focuses on developing both traditional and modern techniques in his craft. When he’s not designing or working in his shop, he enjoys spending time with his five dogs at his home in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Breakwater Woodworking Studio is a small, independent woodshop that specializes in custom designed furniture and art. Located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Breakwater Woodworking Studio combines time-honored techniques with contemporary technology to create one of a kind pieces for you and your family to cherish for generations.



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