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I am a designer, builder, and teacher recently relocated to the DC Metro Area. My past 4 years were spent working as the Director of RX Made, the design/build/production shop at Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago, Il, an amazingly kick-ass organization at the vanguard of Chi-town’s green movement. My work there involved helping the organization create a market for reclaimed materials and championing creative, environmentally responsible building practices. I was honored to be featured on Apartment Therapy in “10 Furniture makers keeping Woodworking Alive.” I also had the privilege of speaking at NeoCon 2012 on the topic of “Innovation in Reuse: Designing Green Building with Reclaimed Materials” and have been featured on two seasons of the hit television series ” Weekend Workbench” on WGN-Chicago.
How To Reupholster a Chair Using Belts with Blake Sloane
I also repair and make furniture and lighting, carve signage, and generally tinker in the basement workshop of our home in Maryland, where I live with my wife, Jonaki, a social worker and photographer, and our illusive daughter.
Jonaki documents my work and our family’s misadventures on Instagram, you can follow along @fortythirdplace. You can check out our latest project documenting the intensive rehab of our new home at fortythirdplace.com.