John Murphy’s love for woodworking started at an early age. It continued to grow after he took a house building course in Maine. He started building his own house on his own, with the help of his wife Judy (while raising their two children, Jonathan, and Jennifer) using recycled barns and demolished houses. This evolved into building furniture in the basement for their home. After working on the Great Lakes as a helmsman for 37 years, he finally began his full-time career in woodworking in 2012. As of then, in his workshop, he has been passionately building cutting boards and other kitchen products from locally sourced hardwoods and a few plantations grown exotics species.