Fun from VTDigger & Anne Wallace Allen.
NEW HAVEN – It’s not every day you need stingray hide to finish a cabinet.
But if you’re building high-end interior cabinets, it’s actually not that uncommon either, says Skimmer Hellier, who keeps a stack of the hides in a drawer at work.
Hellier owns and runs Stark Mountain Woodworking with partner Louis DuPont, whom he met while the two were on a construction crew together in the 1990s. They’ve since expanded their company to 18 workers and operate out of a three-story, 70-year-old former chicken barn in New Haven. The building and many additions include about 12,000 square feet on the ground level.
“Now, this is creative…you never know.”-Ray Dean