Sandy Weymouth is a woodworker whose focus is creating functional, custom-made, contemporary furniture. His education started in the sciences, with an undergraduate degree in Geology from Bates College and a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. After fourteen years working in the environmental consulting and engineering fields he decided to switch careers and start making the Scandinavian style furniture he had grown to love.
While taking a woodworking class at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Sandy learned about the furniture making program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End. He signed up for a 3-month intensive furniture course at NBSS and continued on to the 2-year Furniture and Cabinet Making Program. In June of 2018 he graduated from NBSS and officially started his career in woodworking.
“Sawtimber” is timber that is suitable for sawing into lumber. While the majority of the wood Sandy uses is from the lumber yard, he loves cutting a fresh log into usable lumber with his portable Alaskan chainsaw mill. It is then that he can make the connection between the oak tree in the woods and the table in your dining room and can fully understand the importance of sustainability.
Sandy lives in Hingham, MA with his wife and three kids. His other woodworking interests include bowl turning and CNC machining, and he has, and always will have, a lifelong desire to be on the water fishing.