Joe DeLuca has been bending nails, making sawdust and cutting his fingers for the majority of his life. He tried to combine the love of working with his hands with the engineering courses he was taking at the time, which led him to the field of engineering model making. The premium placed on close tolerances and precision demanded in the model shop served him well as he moved into woodworking. A number of years in a prestigious restoration and conservation shop in Lancaster County Pa., further prepared him for life as a self employed furniture maker.
While windsor chairs and period dining tables are his bread and butter, Joe has done everything from architecture millwork to Conestoga wagon restoration.
When not working wood or applying bandaids to his fingers, Joe coaches youth lacrosse and looks for arrowheads in beautiful Lancaster County, PA.