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Meet RAV the Custom Cabinetmaker…

I have always been fascinated with woodworkers. Someone that can take a plain piece of wood and create a piece of furniture, a door or even an entire house with their bare hands and the oldest and most basic of tools in my eyes is a true artist.

Woodworking tools

 

While scrolling through posts on Instagram a few weeks ago a photo of a gorgeous door caught my eye. I liked the photo and continued looking through Richard Voroscak’s photo’s and then his profile. I was equally surprised to learn that he was from, and still lived in my hometown of Bristol, Pa.

 

He specializes in historic reproduction and restoration but he can make anything.

I fell in love with his work and I am so excited to introduce you to him and to share his work with you.

 

The Interview:

Thank you so much Richard for taking the time to introduce us to your work…

Ravcabinetmaker 1

 

Has social media changed the way you do business and if so how?

I do a lot of work here in Bristol Borough and it’s all because people know me or by word of mouth. I started an Instagram account to show the work I am doing to a broader audience and hopefully meet up with more designers or architects that will ask me about doing work. It is also really great to connect with other woodworkers and see what they’re up to and they’re not just in the US, I’ve even connected with a woodworker from the UK.

 

When did you discover you had a talent for creating with wood?

As a young kid in my parent’s basement I made a wood lathe out of two pieces of wood and a bow and I was actually able to use it for a while!

 

You started your woodworking/cabinetmaking business twelve years ago. Can you tell us the story of why you started that business, was it something you always wanted to do or out of necessity?

This is something I always wanted to do! I started on a framing crew then moved on to a finishing crew when I was younger. I was fortunate enough to meet a great cabinetmaker who taught me his skills. I worked for 3 cabinetmakers before I decided I wanted to work for myself.

woodworker cabinet

 

Do you work with reclaimed or recovered wood?

No, I don’t use reclaimed or recovered wood. I do a lot of historic reproduction work though using new materials.

 

What is your preference, joinery or nails and screws?

I prefer joinery to nails and screws because that’s the way they did it back in the day and the way I feel it still should be done! It’s more authentic.

Woodworker door

 

What is the worst woodworking injury you sustained?

A table saw cut my thumb. Reason: It was sitting on the floor, not a TABLE. Lesson learned!

 

Do you display your work or is everything custom?

Everything is custom. I have several designers and architects who hire me to do custom work and I do work for a lot of individuals and local businesses as well.

Woodworker 3 bunkbeds

 

Do you have a website?

No website, but I’m trying to use my Instagram as a web landing page.

 

What is the most sentimental piece you’ve ever made?

A cradle I made for my daughter and my 7 grandkids. I made it because I knew it would be passed down. It’s made out of cherry wood and hand carved.

Woodworker cradle

 

What is your favorite thing about Bristol?

I was born and raised here and I know everyone! My entire family lives here too so I see them all the time.

 

My favorite pieces are the cradle, the custom bunk bed and the custom door.

 

Please stop over and follow Richard on Instagram and check out some more of his amazing pieces.

 

https://instagram.com/ravcabinetmaker

 

 I came across this article and thought it was so important.

 

Why We Should Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholaswyman/2015/09/01/why-we-desperately-need-to-bring-back-vocational-training-in-schools/

 

Keep it positive and powerful,

Doreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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