Hello! My name is Pete Rodrigues and I am a self-taught custom furniture maker and wood worker. My work combines classic techniques mixed with modern methods to create stunning, beautiful pieces. Whether you need a small coffee table or large desk, you can count on me to complete your order in the time frame that is set and at a competitive price. Contact me today so we can discuss your specific needs.
In 2001 I was presented with the opportunity to rent space and woodworking tools from a man I knew in my hometown of Nags Head, NC. I jumped at the opportunity and I began mastering my craft of woodworking. I am mostly self-taught and have been fortunate enough to take specific classes to master different techniques. Since 2006 I have been creating furniture to fit my clients' specific space and functionality requirements. It's my hope that each project delivered to a client is marked by uniqueness and quality. Contact me to learn more about how we can work with you.
Fine Woodworking | October 24, 2012
Rodrigues made this wishbone shelf after attending a one-week design course at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. To make the shelf, Rodrigues used bending plywood veneered with mahogany and birch plywood veneered with quilted maple. The project took 220 hours to complete and is finished with wipe-on polyurethane... Read More
Curves, Contrast, Shelves, and Cabinet
Fine Woodworking | June 9, 2021
The goal of this design was to blend contrasting wood tones, mixed curves, clean lines, live edges, and cantilevered shelves. A live-edge piece of walnut, used for one shelf, dictated the overall width of the unit. The tall vertical curved piece provides stability with its width and a spine for the cantilevered shelves. The cabinet on the end adds function and form... Read More
The Wood Has It's Own Story
Kate Barron | January 19, 2019
Today I had the opportunity to sit down with custom woodworker, Pete Rodrigues, to hear about his latest design which is on display at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts and will be in their Juried Show next Friday, January 25th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The event will feature two and three-dimensional art from area artisans. John Coffey, Curator of American and Modern Art, at the NC Museum of A... Read More.
'Legs' Resolution Art Show- Best in Show
Resolutions Art Show | January 15, 2018
Legs was entered into the 2018 Resolutions juried art show at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in which it was awarded best in show amongst many other talented art pieces. The show was jurored by Sarah Schruth, director of the Nasher Museum of Art, in Durham NC.