Robert Spangler Furniture Maker
8495 Oddfellows Rd. Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
After receiving a degree from Iowa State University, School of Design in Landscape Architecture and working in an office as a Landscape Architect for two years, I found that the drafting board had lost its appeal and that working with my hands to shape wood was extremely gratifying. I pursued my new love by apprenticing with a third generation cabinetmaker for the next year. That was in 1973.\nSince then my work has been included in National shows, public art projects, various publications, competitions and private collections. On larger scale projects, I have collaborated with other artists and design committees. My work is influenced by studying classical American furniture styles, their construction techniques and carving methods, and a continuing interest in Asian furniture.