Born in Europe, Steve then 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 started his own wood working business called "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.
He changed 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 office.
Steve's style is a mix of Mission/Craftsman (early 1900's) but with his own West Coast style added. Using figured maple and sometimes natural edge, natural cracks and bark inclusions. At times using solid iron on some of his projects.
"I make my tables with my own style and do not follow any 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 added colors found in nature.
I'm sure this will keep each of my pieces collectable and timeless.
Original "Willgoose Wood" tables will always have my logo Burned into the bottom.
I do urge people to look closely at the quality, construction and
the wood type of different tables before coming to the Willgoose shop.