Mike Fournier

Available at the Alberta Craft Gallery - Edmonton

 Micheal Fournier is a woodworker and a furniture maker who was raised in the rural farming area of Deville/North Cooking Lake. General carpentry skills needed to maintain a farm soon lead to Mike completing complex tree forts and other larger projects.

Over his career, Micheal has moved up from basic levels of construction trades to finishing carpentry, cabinet making, architectural millwork, and veneer matching and pressing. This experience gave him a broad foundation all leading up to a furniture making apprenticeship at the Cotswold Studio in Edmonton, Alberta. Here he learned traditional joinery and furniture making techniques, design, client relations, and daily business operations.

Micheal has refined a design that focusses less on embellishment, but instead relies on the subtlety of wood itself and its inherent beauty. The pieces he completes are not ornaments, but are to be used daily, giving new life to one that has passed.

Micheal, along with his wife, was able to realize his dream of owning his own custom furniture workshop. Walden Woodworks opened in fall of 2016 in the Strathearn neighborhood of Edmonton.