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Jesse Fisher

Jesse Fisher is a master craftsman. He created beautiful furniture at his shop on Salt Spring Island Canada before moving to Portland in 2012. Melding elements of beauty and simplicity, his works have found their way across North America and Europe.

Jesse enjoyed woodworking from a young age. From helping in his grandfather’s shop as a child, to taking benchwork and joinery at BCIT in Vancouver, Jesse always felt at home in the workshop. Jesse moved to Salt Spring in 1997 where he built his first shop next to his house and began his first business, calling it Custom Woodworks.

Throughout the past 15 years he has both attended and put on workshops, sold furniture as well as custom designs, all while being an active father of three, husband, and community member on Salt Spring. He keeps himself very busy, always pushing forward thinking about the next beautiful piece he is about to make.

Jesse takes great pride in handcrafting pieces to last the generations. He loves to hear clients tell him how they are using his pieces in their living rooms, how the grain show through the light and how the color of the wood evolves with time. He builds his pieces with such care for detail, with dovetails to give strength, and with practical traits to ensure they don’t go out of style. Jesse seeks local woods as much as possible, adding contrasting wood for aesthetic accents, and uses natural finishes to accentuate the natural grains.

Jesse moved to Portland in 2012 to expand his presence in the U.S. He is using his own name for his business, as it is well established in Canada. He looks forward to the years to come building more furniture.

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