Sponsor Spotlight- Wolfe Woodworking
by Adrienne Hart, Immediate Past President, VP of Membership
IFDA-AZ is proud to welcome Silver Sponsor Wolfe Woodworking to our group. Member Randy Wolfe has a passion for woodworking and as he is new to Arizona, we are doing our part to help him grow his business.
“At the age of 17, I apprenticed with European craftsmen who taught me the ways of the Old-World. If I didn’t sand the molding correctly, they threw it across the room, and would scream at me, “You’ve ruined the beauty of the molding!” They would then spit at my feet and storm off. Success in this demanding learning environment gifted me with tenacity, an eye for detail and a dedication to perfection.” – Randy Wolfe
Now a master cabinet maker, Randy’s projects have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Luxe Magazine and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, where the featured project won “2004 Home of the Year”. With over 37 years of experience, his range of expertise runs from antique reproductions to full cabinetry packages for 20,000sf homes. He can take any picture and recreate it- say, for example, you fall in love with a kitchen island pictured in a magazine, like these photos show. Or your client needs to replace one of the set of eight antique dining chairs with all the carving to be identical. Randy can do that too. Check out more of Randy’s work on his website, www.wolfewoodworking.com.
Speaking from personal experience working with Randy, his level of detail is impeccable and it’s very important to him to talk through every transition to make sure your vision is in line with his. He offers suggestions and expertise when needed with the focus on achieving better than expected results. And he loves a challenge! This castle needed to be done on a short budget and deadline and he’d never done anything like it. Together, we figured out all the technicalities and it turned out perfectly!
On the softer side, Randy walked away from a thriving cabinet business in Denver to come to Arizona to be with his Junior High School sweet-heart, Ali. And that just speaks to his tenacity and fearlessness. A man of few words, his dry wit will sneak up on you when you least expect it. It doesn’t take long to learn that Randy is a deep thinker and has facets to him that are completely unexpected. Just ask him about his trip to Morocco or any of his worldly travels and you’ll see for yourself.
Speaking of Morocco- February’s meeting is being hosted by Wolfe Woodworking. He’ll have a Moroccan inspired kitchen staged in his shop that we’ll use as a custom cabinet education seminar. Just wait until you see all the details. This one is a true IFDA collaboration as I consulted on style detail, materials and finishes and Sara Howland provided the CAD drawings for the client. Here’s a sneak peak of the cooktop wall.