Steve Willgoose brings over 30 years of wood working 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, then cut, dried, milled and finally transformed into amazing tables.
All work is done by owner Steve Willgoose on BC's 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 really 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.
Will you still want a blue glowing river in your table in 5 years?
Remember shag carpet and popcorn ceilings?
Steve will makes each piece timeless.
I believe a table built in this shop will hold it's value
and even go up in value over the years you own it.
Table wood is brought 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 tracking.
Purchasers can relax in knowing "Willgoose Wood" is a lifelong company.
Steve Willgoose knows his clients and the quality they will expect.
Born in Europe, Steve has also lived in Alberta and now in 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.
The business name changed using his family name,
Changing one last time now to "Willgoose Wood”
Representing his growing slab table business.
Steve is also a paddler, and has done Dragon Boat, outrigger,
K1 flatwater Kayak, and Surfski kayak.
In 1991 he was part of team Canada and went to Europe for the World Championships. They Placed 6th in Dragonboat premium men's.