Essick Woodworking School



It was our 40th anniversary and I was also retiring,  I was thrilled when my husband informed me that he had commissioned Dugan Essick, a friend and fine craftsman that we had known for over 30 tears, to design and build a piece of heirloom quality furniture to celebrate and commemorate this milestone.  We have followed and admired Dugan’s work for almost a lifetime and were assured that this project would meet his high standard of quality and artistic merit.  Whether it’s furniture, sailboats or houses, his work is always of the highest level of craftsmanship. just as important, he is easy to work with, fair and reliable.  Dugan built an imaginative and unique rocker from beautiful black walnut; the chair’s lines are soft and fluid and also meld into sharp angles for delineation and contrast. It is a traditional piece yet at the same time it is comfortable and appropriate for a modern decor; in essence the chair is timeless!  It is a true heirloom.  I treasure this piece of furniture  and it exemplifies a legacy of quality and endurance that appropriately chronicles a life of memories.

Darlene Wyatt