The son of James Stanley Evans – a master cabinetmaker – Robert Evans began his training at a very young age. By his mid-thirties he had gained considerable experience in construction, interior finish, cabinetmaking, and furniture manufacturing and design. In 1983 he was appointed an instructor of technical education, a position that he occupied for some 17 years. Many of the unique products created at Woodsmiths were designed, tested, enhanced, and refined during this period of learning, skill development, and experimentation.
Bob’s many years of woodworking and technical experience have enabled him to hone his craft so well that he now has the freedom to focus on the creative aspects of woodworking, designing creations that are unique both in style and function. Woodsmiths Studio transforms the finest of local Cape Breton woods into functional art.
Using local Cape Breton woods, our expert Woodsmith, Bob Evans, has created a variety of unique, original and very functional products. With well over 40 years devoted to teaching, designing and creating, Bob offers a finished product that is not only original but produced in limited quantities. Many items depict a variety of woods including beautiful yellow birch, beech, oak, ash, maple, Birdseye maple, spalted woods, cherry, apple and walnut. Learn from Bob and his expert staff the process that begins with drying the wood in a kiln to the finished product.