About Ed Rizzardi
From his shop in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Ed Rizzardi builds furniture at a workbench the way he believes heirloom furniture is meant to be made. This includes careful selection of quality hardwoods, exposed jointery, sculpted lines, oil finish and tasteful designs.
Craftsmanship deeply rooted in experience is the heartbeat of my shop. I enjoy the challenge of taking old skills and doing new creative work with them.
For furniture that provides authorship, rarity and a respect for wood, I am happy to explore design ideas to meet the customer's needs while showing sensitivity to the wood and the craft.
Whether your taste leans more to the traditional or to the contemporary, my work should be at home in any setting.
My pieces are competitive to commercially produced furniture when one considers longevity and the fact that all the cost involved is labor and materials. There are no retail markups, sales commissions or expensive marketing techniques.
Today machines routinely achieve apparent perfection without the intervention of skill. What machines cannot do is imitate the subtle touches that give a piece character. Creativity is often lost in that practice.
Ed believes handcrafted pieces are different. They require thought, practice and good design. These pieces create a relationship between the craftsman, the user and the material; a relationship that is rare today. He is committed to this kind of old craftsmanship.
Ed signs and dates each piece.
Ed Rizzardi, Woodworker
7254 Sunnyside Place
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Phone: (909) 899-8005