John Brinton grew up in a family fueled by the love of arts and crafts. His mother, the founding director of an art studio, and his father, a well-known Philadelphia woodworker, provided John with an appreciation of the arts and a love of working with wood. John continues to collaborate on many projects with his father.
In 1987 John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College where he studied anthropology and the art of ethnographic film and photography.
John worked with wood in various capacities, including log homebuilding in Alaska, timber framing in Pennsylvania and installing architectural woodworking in Maryland.
Moving to Virginia, John and his family carved out a country homestead where he built a passive solar home and a spacious workshop using sustainable and locally grown materials.
It is from this workshop that John owns and operates his business, Brinton Woodworking Studio. John combines his artistic sensibilities with his woodworking skills to produce cabinetry and furniture of the highest standards. Depending on the type of project, Brinton Woodworking collaborates with a range of other artisans, designers and building professionals to bring together the optimal team to meet your needs.