Joe Breznick, owner of Stowell Hill Designs, formerly known as Breznick Woodworking, has been in the field since the mid-80s, crafting fine pieces of art that his clients are proud to own. “Storage solutions are constantly changing and evolving,” Breznick explained. “We attend trade shows to keep up to date with the newest trends in pullouts, pantries and organizers, trash and recycling pullouts, appliance lifts, corner solutions, and thousands more options.” All of his furniture and cabinetry is crafted with a great attention to detail and functionality.
Breznick is a native Vermonter and comes from a family of craftsmen. He started his career in the home building business and evolved into designing and woodworking, crafting wood furniture and cabinetry. Today, he focuses mainly on custom kitchen cabinetry, but he also builds dining room tables, bedframes, dressers, and more.
There are a wide variety of finishes that Breznick’s shop can achieve, such as a natural finish, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to show through. The natural tones of the wood, such as maple, cherry, or walnut, are outstanding on their own. Some clients choose a painted, or worn and distressed finish to fit their design style. Whatever the choice, everything is done right in the studio by Breznick and one other craftsman.
He also has a CNC router in his workshop, which “cuts all of the parts of the kitchen cabinetry with amazing accuracy and speed, which gives us time to focus on what’s important, including the finishes and all of the finer details.”
Occasionally, Breznick will work with other artists to complete some projects. He has worked with “a stained glass artist for door panels, a black smith for knobs, and tile and stone craftsmen for inlays on tables.” He has also incorporated reclaimed wood into his works.
Breznick is proudly listed as a Guild of Vermont Furniture Maker, meaning he is considered a master level furniture craftsman, dedicated to the quality of craftsmanship, design, and artistic vision. “I had to bring a body of work, and present it to the members,” Breznick explained, and he was juried in to the guild about 20 years ago.
That quality is the reason why clients have started to collect his custom work for all of the rooms in their homes. They become “family heirlooms to be enjoyed for generations to come.”
The Stowell Hill Designs studio is located just minutes from Manchester, Stratton, and Okemo in a renovated late 1800s barn in Londonderry, Vt. Clients are welcome to stop in anytime, but it’s best to make an appointment.