Shop Tours

Home Shop Tour: Kolin Schmidt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cabinet & Furniture Making student Kolin Schmidt CF '21 shows us around his home shop in Iowa, which his grandfather built in the late 1960s for his own hobby woodworking projects. Kolin got creative to keep woodworking when our building closed, carving spoons in his Boston apartment before deciding to head back home to Iowa, where he could take on more extensive projects. He explains that even though the shop has a few quirks and drawbacks, it's been a great space for him to get work done.

Home Shop Tour: Ada Schenck in Calais, Vermont

First-year Violin Making & Repair student Ada Schenck shows us around the home shop she's set up at her parents' farm in Vermont. She took over some space in her dad's woodworking shop - with plenty of tools to help her keep working. The views are pretty gorgeous too.

Home Shop Tour: Willow Coronella in Boston, MA

Second-year Jewelry Making & Repair student Willow Coronella JM '20 gave us an in-depth tour of the bench she's set up for work from home after our building closed. To keep living spaces safe, she and her classmates have modified the types of projects they're doing – but they've still found plenty to do.

Home Shop Tour: Tom Eldridge in Weymouth, MA

First-year Preservation Carpentry student Tom Eldridge PC '21 shows us around his Weymouth garage home workshop, which he's been building up over several years. Tom's been continuing to work on student projects from home, including his hanging wall cabinet made just with hand tools.

Shop Tour: Patrick Branstetter in Los Angeles, CA

Patrick Branstetter PT '10, PA '11 is a graduate of both the Basic and Advanced Piano Technology programs. He moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, and recently set up a home shop in a converted garage on his property. He gave us a tour around his workshop, showing off his tools and his vintage Volvos – which he calls "pianos with an engine."

Home Shop Tour: Cooper Jonas & Nathan Abbe

Nathan Abbe VM '20 and Cooper Jonas VM '20, third-year Violin Making & Repair students – and roommates – show us their home workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Home Shop Tour: Rebekah Lord Gardiner in Weston, MA

Bookbinding alumna Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB '93 gave a virtual tour of her home studio in Weston, Massachusetts. A printmaker, bookbinder, and textile artist, and she shares the space with her son, who's a watch and object product photographer.

Home Shop Tour: Dan Weissman in Melrose, MA

Second-year Cabinet & Furniture Making student Dan Weissman CF '20 shows us around his home basement shop in Melrose, MA, which he's been outfitting for the past 20 years. Dan began taking Continuing Education woodworking classes at NBSS many years ago, and gradually built up his skills before enrolling in the full-time Cabinet & Furniture Making program in 2018.

Shop Tour: Third Year Studio in Boston, MA

Take a virtual tour of this shared bindery space located in Boston's historic Fort Point neighborhood. For NBSS grads Colin Hill Urbina BB '11, Erin Fletcher BB '12, Kate Levy BB '17, and Lauren Moon-Schott BB '13, it's a place to continue their training and develop creatively. Their individual binderies make up Third Year Studio, one of the neighborhood's last active workshops, and a reference to their shared background at the School's prestigious two-year bookbinding program.

Shop Tour: e. scott originals in Somerville, MA

Take a virtual tour of e. scott originals, a boutique jewelry store in Somerville, MA owned and operated by Emily Scott Surette JM '07. The cozy 415 sq ft space is filled with vintage furniture and hand-crafted jewelry of all kinds for sale. A small showroom and consultation area fill the front, and you can see straight through to Emily's workspace in the back. She has operated this boutique storefront for nine years, growing into a local go-to for unique, handmade, custom jewelry.