About

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History

Big Sand Woodworking is run by Jon Billing who started out woodworking after attending a lutherie school for guitar building.  The guitar construction program led the way to other avenues of woodworking such as furniture making, cabinetry and carpentry.  A stint in art school furthered the exploration of the material through experimentation with carving and wood turning.

The business started out at a cabin in the woods of Northern Minnesota, across the road from Big Sand Lake.  Growing up exploring the lake and surrounding woods, sparked a fascination with the many natural forms that enrich the area.  Big Sand woodworking is now located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, however the spirit of Big Sand and the surrounding woods continues to play a role in everything we make.

 

Ordering Process

For prices/inquiries about specific work shown on the site or to commission a custom piece please contact Jon Billing here.

Some pieces are in stock, but in general all work is made to order.  Lead times are typically 4-8 weeks, but can vary somewhat for each piece.

 

 

 

 

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