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To Whom It May Concern:

Last month, we had the privilege of featuring Chad Stanton as the keynote presenter at our 30th Annual Home and Better Living Show in Tecumseh, Michigan. As you may or may not know, Chad is an extremely talented woodworker from Toledo, Ohio. He is the craftsman and owner of Stanton Fine Furniture, a contributing editor for American Woodworker Magazine and host of

We heard about Chad from a member of the Lenawee County Association of Home Builders who had attended several workshops he conducted last year at the Woodcraft Store in Toledo, Ohio. Our member was very impressed with Chad’s passion for his craft and encouraged us to feature him at our show – and we are very glad we did!

The members of our Board of Directors and the Home and Better Living Show Committee were unanimous in their praise and we highly recommend him as a presenter, keynote speaker, and/or workshop instructor. We’ve had many presenters at our show over the past 30 years and his by far, ranks among the best. Chad conducted five 1-hour workshops/presentations over two days of our show. His topics included how to make and end grain cutting board, easy cabinet doors, base boards and crown molding, and hand cutting mortise and tenons. Chad also covered quality of workmanship, the importance of working safely, caring for and properly selecting tools for the job, and shared tips he’s found to make a job easier. He tailored each session, taking into account the skill level of the audience so that everyone who attended got the most out of his sessions.

While he wasn’t presenting a workshop, Chad spent his time hand-carving a cabinet that he generously donated as a fund-raiser for our scholarship fund. Visitors to the show enjoyed watching him work using his vintage tools. His tool collection alone drew people into his work space and visitors couldn’t say enough about his friendly and approachable style. Not only is Chad a talented woodworker, he has a rapport with people – and that speaks volumes. He has an uncanny ability to make complex concepts easier to understand for the novice and professional alike. He can read an audience and adapt as necessary. His presentations were informative, yet entertaining and he kept his audience engaged.

We highly recommend adding Chad Stanton to your instructor list without reservation. If you have any further questions with regard to his background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Judy Carlisle
Executive Officer
Lenawee County Association of Home Builders

Chad Stanton gave us an informative and enjoyable presentation at the Cincinnati Woodworking Club.  We were fortunate to have Chad  speak on the subject of mortise and tenon joinery at our club meeting. He showed several ways to cut each of the component parts, sizing, and how to tune them, and several easy to use jigs and techniques to ensure squareness and fit. Johnny Carson said, “The only reasons to watch TV are to be informed and entertained.” Chad manged to do both in his presentation.  Injecting enough humor to keep interest and filling the presentation with lots of useful information.

-Cincinnati Woodworking Club