Doug Gordon, a former architect, is an accomplished woodworker. He began working with wood when he was 11, and to this day woodwork is a large part of his life. He is highly skilled in all aspects of furniture production, from wood selection to drying techniques to design to craftsmanship. Special features in his pieces demonstrate his wide range of talents, many of which are crafts in their own right. Examples include woodturning, and shell cutting and inlay.