Finch Woodworks is owned and operated by Jordan Finch. After graduating from the Great Books Program at St. John’s College in 2000, I began a two year apprenticeship with Vicco Von Voss, a German-trained furniture maker in Chestertown, MD. We built custom, commission-based pieces of contemporary design with traditional wood joinery out of fine hardwoods which we milled ourselves. During this time Vicco and I learned timber framing by attending workshops held by the Timber Framers Guild, constructing two small shop buildings and beginning his own home. It was here that I came to appreciate the entire process of building from a tree to the finished form. A desire to participate in the long line of master builders grew inside of me and I sought the highest level of craft that I could find. My involvement with the Guild proved invaluable, allowing me to connect with several talented timber framers and companies throughout the East Coast. For the next two years I worked as an itinerant to develop my skills and learn in the field from others in the trade.
In 2004 my wife and I settled in Virginia, started our family and Finch Woodworks opened its doors. We now have four beautiful children, a wonderful shop and many happy clients throughout the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and mountain West. I continue my involvement with the Guild by being on the Projects committee and teaching workshops. In addition to running my company, I was a Professor of Timber Framing at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC, 2012-15. I am proud to share our developing body of work with you and I am grateful to all who have helped us develop our craft. My goal is simple: to grow as a craftsman and to provide the best work possible.