In the above video James “Jim” Huggett shares a recent tour of his Furniture Making workshop in Earlysville, Virginia, just a few miles from the Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School.

James Jim Huggett Furniture Maker And Woodworker In Earlysville, Virginia

Jim reached out to me over a year ago, after he learned that my shop & school were just down the road from him. I dropped by his workshop (J.F. Huggett Custom Furniture), and was amazed that such an accomplished and skilled furniture maker lived so close to me. Jim started woodworking about 45 years ago while in the United States Navy, out of necessity because he couldn’t afford to buy furniture for his small home. The old Navy chiefs taught him how to build furniture at the woodworking shop at the Navy base. He then spent the next 45 years refining his woodworking skills in basements and garages, as he worked through a Navy and business career, building furniture for clients on the side.

James Huggett'S Custom Furniture Woodworking Shop In The Woods Of Earlysville, Virginia

Five years ago, in preparation for his retirement Jim built his dream workshop in the woods behind his house, and now works full time building custom furniture for clients along the East Coast.

Interior Of James Huggett Custom Furniture Woodworking Workshop

Jim spent decades designing his dream workshop, down to the smallest detail. His designs included large windows & skylights, copious lighting, two workbench locations, a carving station, lumber storage, a vacuum system, spots for his various power tools & hand tools, a sharpening station, and even a design station with a computer and books (this is where Jim taught me to use SketchUp!). Here are his woodworking workshop plans:

Workshop Plans Of James Huggett'S Dream Woodworking Furniture Workshop

Visitors are welcomed by a charming front covered porch:

Contemporary Walnut Split Top Toy Chest Build By James Huggett

Contemporary Walnut Split Top Toy Chest Build By James Huggett

Mahogany Serpentine Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett

Mahogany Serpentine Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett Showing Dovetails

Mahogany Serpentine Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett Showing Dovetails

Jim Huggett Making Hand Cut Half Blind Dovetails With Chisels

End Table Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Walnut Sideboard Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Mahogany End Table Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Table Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Furniture Built By James Huggett

Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Arts &Amp; Crafts Table Built By James Huggett

Highboy Built By James Huggett

Highboy Built By James Huggett

Highboy Built By James Huggett

Highboy With Fan Carving Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Federal Cherry Serpentine Entryway Table Build By James Huggett

Federal Cherry Serpentine Entryway Table Build By James Huggett With Dovetail Drawers

Sideboard Buffet Built By James Huggett

Little Girl With A Yellow Doll House Built By James Huggett

Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett

Chest Of Drawers Built By James Huggett

Sideboard Buffet Built By James Huggett

Entry Bench With Fan Carving Built By James Huggett

Stacked Dovetail Drawer Jewelry Box Built By James Huggett

Stacked Dovetail Drawer Jewelry Box Built By James Huggett

Desk With Wood Carving Of Knight With A Shield With Deer

Desk With Wood Carving Of Knight With A Shield With Deer

Sideboard Table Built By James Huggett

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Planter Cabinet Built By James Huggett

End Table With Drawers And Doors Built By James Huggett

Building A Bed In A Woodworking Workshop

Furniture Cabinet Built By James Huggett

Federal Serpentine Sideboard Table Build By James Huggett

Walnut End Table With Pull Out Tray Built By James Huggett

Curved Drawer Matching End Tables Built By James Huggett

Paneled Coffee Table With Carved Legs Built By James Huggett

Fancy Gray Doll House Built By James Huggett

Pine Serving Table Built By James Huggett

Molding Details Of Pine Serving Table Built By James Huggett

Coffee Table Built By James Huggett

Carved Legs And Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

Jewelry Box With Dovetailed Drawer Built By James Huggett

In the next article Jim will be sharing a tutorial on making half-blind dovetails for drawers. If you want to be notified when future blog posts and videos are released, make sure you’re added to our email list: