David Traylor has been woodworking for thirty-five years and teaching classes for twenty. He began making finelycrafted furniture in 1976 in Bluff Park and continues to make custom pieces forindividuals, decorators and businesses. He has been featured in articles in both the Birmingham Magazine and the Birmingham News. At age seventeen David began woodworking as an apprentice for a local furnituremaker, W. T. King. Upon Mr. King’s death, David continued building custom furniture for clients across the Southeast. David was involved in the creation of the “Alabama Woodworkers Guild.” He has taught classes through the guild and has been a judge for the guild’s annualwoodworking shows. His hands-on approach to woodworking helps each student develop his/her own skills, use his/her own creativity andacquire his/her own problem solving techniques.David believes that understanding the history of furniture, the wood being used, and the region where a piece is made is just as important as the fundamentals of making a quality piece.
To develop a deep appreciation for the craft of making furniture. We promote the study of furniture from the region of origin, to the species of wood, furniture tells a story and we at Woodshop Studios would like you to be a part of it.