My Background

Thank you for visiting my website. I’m James F. Gabello. I live in Pittsburgh, PA and work as an attorney. However, I also build furniture.

My journey into woodworking started around 2012. At that time, I purchased a wood lathe and started to make bowls and other decorative pieces. After taking classes and joining local woodworking and turning clubs, I became more interested in furniture making and design. Reading magazines, blogs from other woodworkers, and books added fuel to the fire. I acquired some additional woodworking tools and started to read about different furniture styles and learn traditional joinery. Since that time, my wife and I have purchased a home and I’ve started to build pieces for our home and for friends and family.

I created this website to have a place to share my progress in the craft. The site also lets me share other things going on, including books I’ve found interesting recently. Have a look at my /now/ page to see what I’ve been up to recently.

I’m also available for commission work. If you are interested in a custom piece of furniture, have questions about anything on the site, or just want to talk about woodworking, send me a message on my contact page.