About John Marckworth
John Marckworth is a custom woodworker and woodworking educator in Port Townsend, WA, a small Victorian seaport town nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, approximately two hours by ferry and road from Seattle.
"I have worked as a carpenter, cabinetmaker and furniture maker for over 25 years. During that time I've partnered with homeowners, architects, designers and contractors to provide custom residential and commercial woodwork imbued with style, design integrity, and meticulous craftsmanship. Since all my projects are custom, I have created work in many different types and styles. I welcome and appreciate “out of the ordinary” projects, and enjoy working with clients to realize - and surpass - their design goals."
John's work has appeared in numerous books and magazines. He is the author of Beautiful Wooden Projects for Outdoor Living, published by Popular Woodworking Press.
In 2007, John joined with Jim Tolpin and Tim Lawson to found The Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Located at historic Fort Worden State Park on Washington State's beautiful Olympic Peninsula, the School offers year-round weekend, one-week, two-week and 12-week courses on woodworking, cabinetmaking, furniture making, historic preservation and traditional woodcrafts.
Featuring faculty from Port Townsend's vibrant professional working community, as well as nationally-known experts in specialized disciplines, the School draws students nationally and internationally. It became a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation at the start of 2011.
In 2010, John retired his business - Marckworth Specialty Woodworking - to devote his time and energies exclusively to the School. He continues to produce the occasional piece of furniture, and has plans to someday actually remodel his own kitchen.