Plum Creek Designs
While attending college Bill Baker, founder of Plum Creek Designs, was introduced to furniture making by a friend who was in the furniture department at the Rhode Island School of Design. After visiting RISD several times and seeing the work they had done, Bill was convinced that some how building furniture would be in his future.
It is now almost 40 years since his first introduction to woodworking and it has been his full time occupation since 1995, a choice he is very grateful to have been able to make.
Bill is influenced by Japanese, Mission and Shaker designs and also by the individuals George Nakishima and James Krenov. Woodworking is a way for Bill to create beautiful, functional and well crafted objects that are a part of everyday activities, objects which people can touch and use.