Born in Europe, Steve also lived in Alberta and BC.
He left school for work at 15.
He has worked in many wood shops over the years, learning his trade from the ground up.
Steve decided to start his own wood working business, "Handcraft Craftsman"
inspired by early 1900's furniture maker Gustav Stickley.
The business name changed using his family name,
"Willgoose Millwork" as he now began to take on his own style.
Changing the business name one last time to "Willgoose Wood”
Representing his growing live edge table business.
Steve Willgoose, brings over 30 years of wood working experience when building tables.
He designs and transforms local Western Maple trees into the highest quality
“live edge” dining tables, occasional and boardroom tables.
Tables For home or the professional.
Steve's style is a mix of Mission/Craftsman (early 1900's) but with his own West Coast twist. Using figured maple and sometimes natural edge, natural cracks and bark inclusions. Also using solid iron on some of his projects.
"I make my tables with my own style and do not follow current trends."
The tables I build take 1-2 months to build, Some take longer.
My goal is to make each table as special and natural looking as possible.
I use only natural wood colors found in nature.
(Sorry no, glass rivers, "bow ties", "dog bones" or glowing blue epoxy here)
I believe this will keep each of my pieces timeless and not trendy.
Note: Original "Willgoose Wood" tables
will always have my logo Burned into the bottom middle.
I urge people to look closely at the quality, the wood choice,
and the "cost for quality"of table makers BEFORE coming to my work shop.
Do not rush your decision in purchasing a table !
You don't want to do this twice.