Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Laughing Coyote Woodworks

Laughing Coyote Woodworks is a small woodworking business that makes its home in the Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont. Our 2-person business began in 1991. We focus on making handcrafted wooden furniture, clocks, and accessories of our own design with a nod of recognition to the Mission, Shaker, and Arts and Crafts styles of furnituremaking.

Laughing Coyote's furnituremaking is done by Roy Gibson. Roy learned his craft from his father, Klein, who shared his lifelong love of wood and handcrafted furniture and accessories with his son.

The other half of Laughing Coyote is Patti Exster. She runs the website, manages the books, takes care of correspondence, and helps out with production.

Laughing Coyote Woodworks' creations are all handmade and hand-finished using time-honored woodworking techniques. We use the most environmentally responsible materials possible in their manufacture. These include sustainably harvested woods, salvaged woods, and vegetable oils and shellac for finishes.

Laughing Coyote Woodworks is also happy to build custom orders of just about anything. If you can imagine it, we can build it! We've built caskets, industrial fixtures, speakers, doors, a music box shaped like a Bible; the list goes on.

Contact Information

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Mailing Address: 
318 Tatro Rd.
Stamford, VT 05352
Physical Address: 
318 Tatro Rd.
Stamford, VT 05352
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Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Design Services
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class