Steve Willgoose brings over 30 years of experience to the table.
He designs and transforms local Western Maple trees into high quality
“live edge” dining tables, occasional and boardroom tables.
For home or business.
All logs used are local Sunshine Coast wood. Reclaimed or rescued. And are carefully chosen, them cut, dried, milled and finally transformed into stunning tables.
All work is done by owner Steve Willgoose right here on the Sunshine Coast.
His style a mix of Mission/Craftsman (early 1900's) with a West Coast twist of figured maple and sometimes natural edge, natural cracks and bark inclusions.
Also using solid iron on some tables.
He does not get into the latest "trends" like colored glowing resins, "bowties" "dogbones" "Pebbles under glass rivers", and whatever the next fad will be.
His goal is to keep each table as natural looking as possible.
Steve is sure this will make each piece timeless, while holding and even going up in value.
Table wood is inside the shop from 2-4 years before it can start to be made into a table.
During that time it goes through many different stages including air drying and forced dehumidification.
Purchasers can relax in knowing "Willgoose Wood" is a lifelong company.
He knows his clients and the quality they expect.
Born in Europe, Steve has also lived in Alberta and BC.
He has worked in many wood shops over the years, learning his trade from the ground up.
And also obtained other skills in motorcycle mechanics, and metal machining.
Steve decided to start his own wood working business, "Handcraft Craftsman" .
inspired by early 1900's furniture maker Gustav Stickley.
Building craftsman style furniture.
In 2011, The business name changed using his family name,
In 2015 changing one last time to "Willgoose Wood”
representing his growing slab table business.