Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hans established his Berkshire Woodworking company in Berkshire Center after developing his trade, talents, and extensive following in Westchester County, New York. His training began in Bremerhaven, Germany, where he lived and worked until he was 18, apprenticing as a ship's cabinet maker, which is where he learned the elements of fine woodworking that form the foundation for his craft. He immigrated to the United States in 1954. His specialties include custom cabinetry in the Colonial American and Federal styles, including built in kitchens, bookcases, fine furniture, libraries, armoires, and bedroom suites. Smaller jobs are also in his repertoire, such as fine furniture repair and refinishing work. As the sole craftsman for Berkshire Woodworking, Hans guarentees that all of his work meets the highest standards.