Charles Bender Profile

Chuck began woodworking at the age of 12. In his teens he studied under a German Master at his local vocational technical school who taught him the value and proper use of hand tools. For more than 30 years, Chuck has honed his skills creating masterpieces for clients throughout the country.

Since completing his apprenticeship and starting his own period-furniture business in 1991, Chuck has been recognized as one of America’s top traditional craftsmen. His work is in private collections, museums and some of the best juried craft shows in the country.

Chuck opened The Acanthus Workshop (acanthus.com) in 2007, a Philadelphia-area school that provides woodworking instruction to students of all skill levels.

 Visit Chuck Bender’s Acanthus Workshop
       Read Chuck’s article ‘It’s a Secret’ from the November 2009 Issue