Welcome to the Home Page of my website, which is and introduction to my small businesses.
My experience over the last 25 years in woodworking in the Residential and Marine markets, along with my love of the rural life style, has developed into the three sectors of my business. The Boat Shop, Custom Woodworking, and Family farm are the areas where my interest in woodworking and restoration and country living merge. Home base, is on our 10 Acre property in Brentwood, in Northern California where we live, have our shop, and are developing our small organic farm, which will be featuring rural arts and crafts Items for sale as well.
This website is designed and managed by me personally, and is intended to show and explain, the skill sets I have developed over the last several decades, and how my experiences may be of value to my customers. I am the sole proprietor of a group of small business that has taken on many forms over the last 25 years. My primary trade is carpentry, however, there are a set of complementary skills that I have developed over the years, that I find benifical in the successfull managent of the custom projects I accept.
I select projects from each of the areas, based on the project scope of work that I feel is the best fit between my background, and the customers needs. When these two items are considered early in the process it can be the difference between a great working relationship and disaster. My design schedule is always open to new potential projects usually within a few weeks of initial conversations with prospective customers. Fabrications schedules for shop work, and installations vary greatly as they are dependent on uncontrolable design work that has to take place first, as well as other projects that have already completed the design work phase, and may currently be in the process of fabrication that must be completed before new work is started in the shop.
This is a difficult aspect of working alone now without employees. Not over committing in the schedule is important, and it is what prevents me from making definative deadline commitments in the shorter periods of time. The advantage I have, Is that I handle the design, fabrication, finishing and installations myself and the customer only has to deal with me. I am always interested in talking about potential future projects, but unfortunately, I can't take on every project, and those that need to be done in a hurry need to find their ways to larger shops.
The site is separated into the three noted divisions of my business. The common thread thoughout the years on the various projects is my love for woodworking. I have applied the trade over 25 years to Residential Wood Frame Construction, Cabinetry and Furniture, and the Wooden Boat markets. I enjoy applying my trade to any projects that involve restorations, or new custom scopes of work, and the general project mangement of all these areas.
A summary of my background is discribed on one of the website pages as overview of my past experiences and how I may apply my background to a project. The portfolio of project photos are divided into the noted groups above, and there are also several pages included at the back of the site dedicated to random items we have for sale, and events we are involved in throughout the year. I also write an E-Newsletter which is my comentary on operating a small business based on my experiences into my third decade of operating as a sole proprietor, and regular posts are made weekly on facebook based on what is currently on my mind.
I hope you enjoy the site and find something that may inspire you on your project.
You can contact me at anytime, by phone or email for additional information.
Tony Gliedt, owner
Brentwood Shop and Office By appointment only
Standard Mail P.O. Box 2164 Brentwood California, 94513