About Richard Gray
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Richard Gray has been working with wood for more than 25 years, becoming a serious woodworker while still in his twenties. He began building new homes and renovating and remodeling old ones, and eventually expanded into custom cabinet-making and high quality interior finish work.
He later studied furniture making at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, a school renowned for teaching in the 18th century tradition, considered by many to be the peak of woodworking craftsmanship. He is constantly refining his craft, and enjoys working with exotic and domestic hardwoods, striving to use only those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). His style reflects the traditional influences of the eastern U.S., principally New England, where he went to college, and the Craftsman movement of the West (Gothic, Colorado and Sun Valley, Idaho) where he lived and worked for many years.
Today Richard works both in Boston and on Nantucket Island where he collaborates closely with individuals, architects and contractors, interior designers and restoration specialists, striving to create unique home and office environments that reflect the needs and styles of each client. All work is custom, and includes such quality characteristics as raised panels, stepped crown moldings, and period-specific details. Furniture pieces are specially designed, built completely by hand and to order, and shipped to clients all over the U.S., with the intention that each piece becomes a cherished family heirloom.
Richard Gray: inspired artisan, meticulous craftsman. Traditional design with a contemporary touch.