Woodworking at Its Finest [Gallery Extra]
By Ryan Frisch
Don Blanchette built his first piece of furniture when he was eight years old—a wooden plant stand for his mother turned on a lathe. In junior high school he built lamps and a trestle table in wood shop, where he worked so quickly and accurately that he wound up helping teach the rest of the class. Now he makes his living building custom furniture in East Montpelier. Check out his work (and the work of his company, db design inc) in this photo gallery.