I have been sitting on this one for a long time because I wanted to make sure I did it justice. But I think the time has come. Gleason Woodworking Studio is a Salt Lake City based company that is bringing a touch of modern class custom woodworking. Strictly a one man show, craftsman/designer Chris Gleason has managed to design some wonderful products in the short 8 years he has been designing furniture. In fact his new line "New Modern Design" won some awards last year. Chris is sort of a mentor for me, and I am constantly amazed at his ability to merge great design and affordability. For those that are slightly handy, check out his new book "Building Real Furniture For Everyday Life" available from Amazon.com. If features 18 great projects that you can make in a day, most of which don't require a bunch of tools either. Its a steal at only $15.74. If you are interested in purchasing something from the New Modern Design collection feel free to contact Chris, or send us a note, and we will pass it on.