"As a farm boy, I was always working to build or fix things" says Brad Smith, creator of Bradford Woodworking. My concept was to create furniture that could not be pigeonholed into an existing furniture design. Using "off the shelf" parts in ways that were never intended as elements of furniture defines Smith's signature. Ax handles are the perfect chair leg, pitchforks make ideal supports for chair backs, and disc blades are perfect bases for coat trees, lamps and music stands. Smith earned his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Craftsmen in 1980, and started Bradford Woodworking with his wife Sandy. The couple strive for steady growth and improvement of their original line.