advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Bradford Woodworking

American Made Since 1980

Bradford Smith

Worcester, Pennsylvania
I am a designer and maker of furniture in Pennsylvania. My farm themed furniture has been described as post-agricultural, contemporary, country.

Tell us about your business.

As a farm boy I was always working to fix and build things around the farm. This led to my interest in woodworking that I developed in high school. For four years after graduation, I worked in several different woodworking shops in the area. Although I learned the basics of woodworking and developed a strong work ethic, I wanted a more formal education. In 1976 I attended the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen and graduated with a BFA in woodworking and furniture design in 1980. Later that year, I started Bradford Woodworking with my wife Sandy. The business began with a line of kitchen tools and accessories, which we designed, crafted and marketed together. In 1986, I expanded the business by developing a line of distinctive furniture. The first piece in the line was the Ax Handle Stool™, which continues to be the workhorse of the line.
Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Malin + Goetz

    Matthew Malin
    Going up? Us too. We elevate your skincare with a really easy to follow regimen for both women and men; starting with sensitive skin first.
    Style, Beauty
  • 2014 Food Finalist

    Siren Fish Co.

    Anna Larsen
    We're a community supported fishery, connecting customers directly to local fishermen by providing the freshest sustainably caught local seafood.
    Food, Agriculture & Sustainability
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Vintage by Crystal

    Crystal Sloane
    Vintage by Crystal is a husband and wife crafting team that creates handmade figures & ornaments using the lost art of Spun Cotton.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts

advertisement

advertisement