About The Maker
Nick Maraldo is passionate about period furniture. He seeks to honor the traditions and methods of historical furniture makers, paying particular attention to the individual styles of the great masters of the craft. Each piece he makes is thoroughly researched, meticulously planned, and expertly executed using the finest materials available.
Nick began his career in woodworking as a carpenter, building houses and remodels. From there, he worked as a finish carpenter, and eventually a custom cabinet maker. Following in the footsteps of both his grandfathers, Nick enlisted in the US Navy, serving 8 years. When he wasn't deployed, he was in his garage wood shop making beautiful things.
Nick is a graduate of both North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA and the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA. He now teaches several classes at the latter, including Beginning Woodworking and Introduction to Machine Woodworking.
Nick's work has been featured in several industry magazines, including Fine Woodworking and Woodshop News. In 2019, he won Best of Show in the Fresh Wood Competition at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, and Best of Show at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA.
Nick has been a builder and creator of things since a very young age. Here, at age 6, he built his first piece of furniture - a student desk - made from 2x4s.