Bud Nadeau


My interest in woodworking began at age 8 when my great uncle gave me a set of turn of the century hand tools in the late 1950s.  I got a hammer, hand saw, screw driver, egg beater drill, a square and a few wrenches which piqued this young boy’s interest.  Thank you, Uncle Ed!

I started out by building my mother a cutting board and assorted wooden boxes so she could keep her spices and what-nots organized.  During my early teens I worked with my Dad in the summer building bowling alleys, and from there went on to building homes.  I eventually moved to Arizona and refined my woodworking skills building trade show exhibits, executive furniture, interiors for museums and high end displays for major companies throughout the world.  I returned to my roots in Chester, Vermont and now work with only the finest native grown hardwoods from my local area.  I prefer working with figured woods like curly maple, flame birch and curly cherry.

My woodworking skills have all been self-taught with no formal training and can all be attributed to that little boy receiving some well used tools.

Bud Nadeau
Furniture Maker

118 Lower Bartonsville Rd.
Chester, VT 05143


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