Tim Swanberg



Born and raised in Seattle I now live in Ovando, a small town in western Montana, with my wife and two daughters.  I studied biology, receiving a BA from Whitman College in 1991 and a MS from the University of Montana in 1996.  Soon after completing these studies, however, I became extremely interested in woodworking, largely due to exposure to work by exceptional woodworkers in Missoula.  
I began building furniture and cabinetry in 1998, learning techniques and design skills from mentors, reading, and from courses at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centers.  My work uses traditional and contemporary elements and over the years has come to incorporate techniques that distance me from exclusive reliance on machinery.  One of these techniques, marquetry, has become a favorite way to decorate and humanize what typically is a functional form.  My work,which is largely commissioned, has appeared in Fine Woodworking Magazine and Woodworker West.

Classes in 2013


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  • Marquetry


Website timswanberg.com/
Email woodpecker@blackfoot.net
Phone  406.793.5038
Location Ovando, Montana

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