About the artist

About the artist

Living in the beautiful country side of Acton, Ontario, Canada 45 minutes north west of Toronto. I start each day with my morning coffee and enjoy my short walk to the workshop. I spend early mornings and late nights designing and building custom one of a kind furniture, I love every minute of it.

paul lemiski designer maker custom fine woodworking  artist

It all starts with the selection of raw lumber which has been collected over years of searching. Each piece of lumber I have has its own unique story and character.  With the selection of lumber, next comes deciding where to draw the first lines. I smooth and flatten the rough weathered worn exterior of the raw lumber to reveal the secrets of each board that natures patina has hidden.  

I use machine speed and accuracy to create tight fitting exposed joinery which will stand the test of time. With the addition of hand tools i’m able to carve, shave and sand to reveal the final form, each piece taking on its own personality.

paul lemiski sam maloof walnut sculpted low back chair

Once the piece has been sculpted to it’s final form, I then spend my time making big scratches smaller while refining the final form until I bring the wood to a shine by sanding every surface smooth. Each piece then gets burnished with wool before my hand rubbed oil/resin finish gets applied to bring each piece to life and give it protection for the many years to come.

paul lemiski custom wood walnut curly maple rocking chair

My goal is to be recognized as a skilled craftsman, for my chairs to stand the test of time, to be proudly passed down through the generations, and for my hands to be trusted to capture the timeless and unique character of wood.