New England wood artisan Donald Boudreau started his life's dream in 1992 when he and his wife Carol sold everything and moved aboard their 49 foot sailboat "Domicile" and started an around the world cruise.
During their many adventures, one thing in particular captivated Don. It was the beauty and unique qualities of the tropical hardwoods, which he found in Central & South America and the South Pacific.
Six years and 25,000 miles later, they found themselves in New Zealand with an extensive wood collection and a yearning for shore life.
After settling in South Florida, Don started building boxes using some of the woods he encountered on their adventure.
Don has exhibeted his work at over 400 Art and Craft shows all over the country including the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show.
In early 2018 Don retired from the show circuit and started the South Florida Woodworking School
which he sold in early 2020 and moved to The Villages in Central Florida
Don is a member and past president of the South Florida Woodworking Guild.