What a guy!!
Such a font of knowledge and does amazing work. I’ve never seen craftsmanship of the standard that Neal does; I think the quality of his work attests to the passion he has for the stories & history behind the trade :)
After walking for a good while, I saw a chair display and asked if I could sit for a
minute. Neal welcomed me with a smile and said, “Of course!” I sat in
this beautiful little blue Bow-Back Windsor chair and it was the most
comfortable chair I had ever sat in! It was amazing! My back was
supported, my feet touched the floor, and I just relaxed.
I ordered two chairs and, a year later, ordered four more. I could
not be more pleased. Neal is great to work with. He gave me an
anticipated finish date for the chairs, kept me posted on the progress
on the chairs with e-mails and with pictures, hit the finish date on the
nose, and assisted with the delivery. And the chairs were just gorgeous.
He is upbeat and fun to work with. He has my highest recommendation.
Working with him is delightful and sitting in his chairs puts a smile on
my face every time I sit down.
Neal is passionate about his chairs and stools,and creates them in the time honored methods, from selecting the wood to hand rubbing the finish.
He selects the raw material, and sculpts away the excess to reveal the piece within.
He steams, he bends, he cajoles the wood into a new life.
His love for the craft is evident in every creation.
I am honored to have one of his pieces.