Roger Benton

Brooklyn, NY
“Working with hand tools is what got me into woodworking in the first place. Making tight, accurate joints and smooth, polished surfaces -- without noisy machines -- is definitely the way to go.”

Roger owns and operates a custom design/build furniture shop, Benton Custom, and a lumberyard, RE-CO BKLYN, specializing in harvesting storm damaged trees for lumber in the New York City area. His shop specializes in large, live edge slab tables and desks, as well as solid wood stand-alone furniture.

Roger joined our Hand Tool Event® staff in 2011. When not toiling in the shop, Roger does production work for a large men's high end clothing designer, loves rock-climbing, plays drums in two bands, and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and pets.


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RE-CO BKLYN Website: