Frank Dobai

For the Love of Wood


I've loved working with wood for a long time. It just felt natural and, while I have definitely learned a lot over the years, more than one piece has become firewood as I've tried, tested and perfected our products. It has been a great gift to be able to do this for a living.

The Shade Tree Fine Woodworking is a collaboration between me, the wife (Judy), and the girls - Bella and Sydney - our 13 and 6 year-old Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We officially opened our woodworking studio in 1996 and have been selling through art & craft shows, custom orders and wholesale ever since.