Cress Carpentry is currently in Hibernation.   After 6 years in San Francisco, I was blessed with boy-girl twins and a wife to support, and it was not feasible to do so in San Francisco.   We relocated for the first year to North Carolina to take advantage of the lower cost of living.   I completed a few projects in Charlotte before hanging up my hammer and dusting off my hacker skills, getting back into the game of Information Security.   Now instead of working in wood I build in bits, and my tools tend to be found on a Linux operating system instead of a job site.

Someday I hope to return to building, but for now, my efforts are devoted to raising toddlers.   My wood shop gathers the dust of disuse rather than the sawdust of productivity.  This site is now deprecated, and may soon find itself only in the dustbin of the WayBack Machine.  I leave it online now mostly for the sake of nostalgia. has long been neglected, but I’m hoping with my new focus on IT to resurrect it as a Security-focused blog and migrate it to wordpress as I’ve meant to do for the last five years or so.   But now that I’m in front of a computer all day, I might actually get around to it.

For now, I leave you with these items of historical interest.

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Previously We focus(ed) is on custom built-in cabinetry and Fine Furniture.  We produce(d) pieces in both contemporary and traditional designs.   Projects have included:

  • Laundry rooms
  • Wall beds
  • Home Office
  • Children’s playroom
  • Custom Kitchens
  • Custom closet fixtures and shelves
  • Side boards
  • Fences
  • French Door Installation
  • Banquette seating
  • Restaurant fixtures
  • Display cases
  • Entertainment centers
  • Bookcases
  • China Cabinets
  • Garden features

If you’re willing to pay over $20,000 for a seriously awesome piece of custom-made furniture utilizing only mechanical joinery, solid woods, and non-plated genuine hardware, and are willing to allow 6 months to a year for delivery, let me know.   I would happily take on a project like that!  I can be reached at hudsoncress [at]