Rick Moran has been producing fine tables and mirrors for over 30 years. He hand selects furniture grade cherry and maple wood for their color, grain pattern, figure intensity, and other characteristics that make each piece "special". Rick became influenced by the Shakers for their furniture credibility and timeless designs. The elegance of a shaker style, with clean and simple lines, permit a wide spectrum of decor compatibility.
Steve Wallace is an artist/craftsman who apprenticed with the founder and owner, Dick Kiusalas, of the West Barnstable Table Co. starting in 1995 and graduating to his own home based studio in 1999. Steve has hand crafted every style of table available at WBT and continues to build tradtional one of a kind collectible tables. He specializes in the restoration of antique woods and the finest brushed finishes.
Steve Loesch It all started from building tree forts in the woods of Katonah. Then woodshop; later, some carpentry, cabinetmaking, and a little timber framing. 20 plus years of woodworking later, Steve feels very fortunate to have met, and been inspired by, Dick Kiusalas and Steve Whittlesey at West Barnstable Tables. Steve likes working with old wood - pine and chestnut - and especially likes building cabinets and drop leaf tables.
Paul Chilson became interested in woodworking from his extensive travels throughout Europe and the USA. He has apprenticed with California boat builders and local New England woodworking artisans. He opened his own shop over 15 years ago in East Sandwich. His artistic abilities have led him into woodworking and furniture design. His specialty is live edge tables with influences in design from George Nakashima to our own Dick Kiusalas.
Gene Courtemanche has 40+ years experience designing & building fine furniture. He studied at the Drury School of Woodworking and served apprenticeship under furniture master craftsmen such as Murray, Miller, Newman, and others. He has a passion for antique/contemporary designs with antique & exotic woods. He builds kitchen islands, bedroom dressers and bed frames, tables, nightstands, entertainment centers and much more.
It was more than 30 years ago Zenya Wilde decided to check out West Barnstable Tables. She was stunned by what she saw. She immediately asked Dick if she could apprentice. As the first apprentice at WBT, she stayed a couple of years until life intervened. Twenty years later, career winding down, she asked Dick if she could make a table to put in the showroom. She now does a few pieces a year, mostly hutches and mirrors.
Michael Pietragalia holds a Fine Arts degree from the Swain School of Design, and attended Mass College of Art. He worked as a carpenter off and on for 30 years and made the transition to furniture making in 1997. Michael is inspired by "Arts & Crafts" and Asian furniture, twisting these into his own designs using mostly hand tools. All of his work is original, one of a kind, and he takes pride in his hand rubbed finishes.
Skip Treglia When I'm sculpting with found objects, nature provides most of the materials. Each piece I find has a unique character- aged, weathered, bleached, pitted, rusted, twisted or polished by the elements. I try to combine these randomly offered pieces in a form or design that reflects their organic origins. A great deal of my material has spent some time in the ocean, and so it seems natural to incorporate my love of fishing into my art.
Neil Cohen, a Master Glazier with 48 years of experience and the former owner/founder of A.H.Glass and Mirror Inc. With his education from Wentworth Institute, Boston, and Cape Cod Community College, Cohen developed his Artistic Philosophy. "Imagine anything with mirror or glass as an intricate part of its form or function." Armed with this philosophy, Neil, now retired, uses his skills to make decorative mirrors and glass pieces.
West Barnstable Tables was established in 1970. The founders, Dick Kiusalas and Steve Whittlesey, shared a desire to build easy to live with, creative furniture from old wood and other materials that could be salvaged from dismantled antique buildings, boats, pianos, wagons and what have you. West Barnstable Tables also represents craftspersons who make contemporary furniture from new hardwoods like Black Walnut, Cherry and Tiger, Birdseye or Spalted Maples.