Paul Wade

Paul Wade is an Electrical Engineer who retired to Cabot with his wife after having a camp in the town for many years. He does woodworking, sculpture, and photography. He is a ham radio operator and an active volunteer in many of the town's organizations. He also serves on the board of The Foundry, a maker space in Lyndonville, Vermont.

Paul is offering two pieces in this exhibit, a Shaker-style foot stool with hand-cut dovetails and a marble sculpture.

The flower carving on the stool is by Cabot artist Ken Klingler. The wood is local cherry, harvested by Ken and Paul from a cherry tree being removed in East Hardwick, sawn by Cabot farmer Will Ameden, and allowed to naturally air dry.

Shaker furniture was often hung on a Shaker peg when not in use. The finish for this piece is PolyWhey, a safe environmentally-conscious material made in Hardwick with whey from the manufacture of Cabot cheese. The clear finish showcases the natural beauty of the wood, a light cherry color which will mature with time into a rich reddish-brown color.