Ned’s background in woodworking started as a child building wooden toys with his father in the basement woodshop. He soon began building skateboard ramps and other construction type projects. In his late teens he started working for a local, residential building contractor and then spent almost 20 years building homes and learning to use tools in a production-style setting. Ned’s core roots in woodworking are a direct link to the tools and materials used in residential carpentry.
Rhett was born and raised in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA. A life-long love of art and design has driven him to experiment with many mediums and materials over the years to further his skill and understanding of quality. Rhett has worked as an illustrator and freelance artist for more than 20 years and has spent many years honing his creativity into the world of woodworking and furniture.
Rocktown Urban Wood is the result of a partnership between Rhett and Ned. Each project begins and ends collaboratively with the two of them sitting down together to work with clients, discuss thoughts, adjust to changes, and push each other to learn, grow, and innovate. Rhett brings the artistry and Ned brings the how-to. Their differences in method and background result in a melding of form and function resulting in a highly practical and entirely beautiful finished product.