Steven Habersetzer
Traditional Woodcrafts


Steven HabersetzerBackground

Steve is a self-taught, artisan woodworker of 35 years. His skills and desgins reflect a deep interest in ecological problem solving with a specialty in non-toxic construction and finishing.

"All of my work is with solid woods -- no veneers, plywoods or particle boards. Finishes are boiled linseed, beeswax or tung oil. Frame and panel construction with book-matched panels is a tradework of my craft."

Steve's body of work is diverse: from the elegant simplicity of a handmade cedar bucket to the complexity of a Gypsy Wagon that incorporates his skills in both interior and exterior design and construction. He has been commissioned by storytellers, artists, musicians, and would be gypsies to build the beautiful and functional caravans. See construction photos and images of a recently  finished wagon.

Steve has a passion for maintaining the handworking skills of the woodworking trade and incorporates the use of hand tools into all of his work. (Watch Steve demonstrating the use of a Cooper's Plane.)

His depth of skills and deep commitment to natural design has resulted in pieces ranging from wooden buckets in a Zen monastery to furniture and cabinetry featured in American Bungalow Magazine.


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