Brendan Gaffney

 photo by phoebe kuo

photo by phoebe kuo

Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney is a woodworker, teacher and writer based in Covington, Ky.

After learning cabinetmaking from his father (and a stint in academia designing and researching musical instruments) he attended College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School) where he honed his talents as a designer and maker of fine furniture.

Since attending school, Brendan has worn the hats of toolmaker, teacher, writer and furnituremaker, building everything from ancient rulers, geometer’s tools, gallery furniture and greenwood chairs, with his work published in Popular Woodworking and Mortise and Tenon magazines.

Currently, he is researching and building vernacular chair designs from around the world, teaching toolmaking and woodworking and writing a biography of James Krenov to be published by Lost Art Press in 2020.




Location: Covington, KY