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Meet The Craftsman


Born in Oakridge, Tennessee, John's family moved to the Puget Sound region of Washington state in 1952. By 1972, John had become a Northwest fine woodworking craftsman. He, his wife JoAnn and their two teenage children now call Auburn, Washington their home.

John has been a vendor at Seattle's Pike Place Market since 1975 and is an active participant in Seattle's community of artists and craftsmen. Constantly striving to improve his line of ornately laminated hardwood cribbage boards, he personally grades and selects every piece of hardwood used in production. Literally looking through hundreds of board feet of lumber before finding the few pieces with high enough quality to make the grade.

If you decide to purchase a piece of his fine woodworking, he considers it a privilege to present you with a future family heirloom. Thank you for your interest in his work, and we hope you enjoy the site.

With warm regards, JoAnn Silas


If you should wish to communicate by snail mail, please direct your inquiries to:
John Silas
c/o Hardwood Specialties Mfg. Co.
3738 S. 349th Pl.
Auburn, Wa.
By telephone to: 253-335-1490
By E-mail to : john@15-2.com
Or if your going to be in Seattle Washington you can see him and his work in person
at Seattle's Pike Place Market North Arcade, generally at-least 2 days per week . Please check with him for a weekly schedule.


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