Architect Turned Luthier

Architect Turned Luthier

Regina Yunghans
Sep 2, 2009
Betsill's closet workspace

Daniel Joseph Betsill first trained as an interior designer. His education prepared him for a career in large architectural firms. But large-scale wooden interior models led him to a new love, as a luthier...

The interior models he made required the use of lots of veneers, and through that material he found the art of making musical instruments. Now, he works from a luthier's studio in his home. I first noticed Tucker's interesting story because of this photo (up top) of his workshop space in a closet.

I love how the small space is crammed with utility and purpose. It is in this small workshop closet that you can see the ordered chaos bred by years of an architectural background. Find out more about D.J. Betsill at his website (be sure to check out his furniture) and in this article from the University of Georgia.

Images: Betsill Workshop, Andrew Davis Tucker / University of Georgia

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