Steve Willgoose brings over 30 years of wood fabricating experience to the table.
He designs and transforms Western Maple trees into high quality natural or
“live edge” tables, boardroom tables and coffee tables.
He also builds and supplies fireplace mantles and stand-up bar tops for your home or business.
Everything is carefully hand crafted using local only reclaimed and rescued Sunshine Coast wood.
All logs are cut, dried, milled and turned into stunning tables by Steve Willgoose right here on the Sunshine Coast.
Steve's styles are a mix of mission/craftsman with a West Coast twist of figured maple.
His style sometimes changes to keep things interesting, sometimes incorporating bark
inclusions, filled splits and natural edges.
Table wood is in the shop from 2-4 years before it can start to become a table.
After that time, Steve then carefully picks the right wood for each customer and then builds each table you will surely be very proud to own, use and show.
Steve has spent many hard years building his ever changing business
which he will be growing for many more years to come.
Purchasers can relax in knowing "Willgoose Wood" is a lifelong company.
Willgoose Wood tables will go up in value every year as they age with rich patina.
He knows his clients and knows the quality they expect.
He is proud to offer you his very best for your home or your office.
Built properly.......built to last.
So, Who is Steve Willgoose?
Born in Europe, Steve grew up in Alberta and left school at the age of 15 to pursue his ambition “to work with his hands”.
After leaving school, he started working in wood shops,
learning his trade from the ground up.
Many wood shops later, he obtained other lifelong skills in motorcycle
shops as a mechanic, and then as a machinist, always working his way up and always
learning along the way.
In 2003 with many years of experience now behind him,
Steve decided to start his own wood working business.
So he began "Handcraft Craftsman" building mostly craftsman furniture and cabinets
inspired by early 1900's furniture maker Gustav Stickley.
In 2011, he decided to switch the business name to his own family name, changing it to
Eventually moving out of the "Millwork" part.
I wanted to stay with what I do best.
Keep making slab tables and mantles.
In 2015 the business name changed one final time to "Willgoose Wood”
representing his growing slab table business.
The business is now bigger and stronger than ever and has many repeat clients.
He loves what he does and it shows.
A bit more if you're not bored yet.
In early 1999 Steve became a Canadian citizen and was selected to be part of Team Canada
DB men's at the 1999 World Championships In Europe.
Steve has 18 years of paddling and racing experience
including dragon boat, OC1, OC2, OC6, Elite surfski and more recently training on Olympic K1 flatwater. (stability#2)
To all my racing coaches that pushed me to my limits for all those years,
You helped me find what I was looking for inside myself.