Ruud Vekemans has spent over 30 years creating gorgeous objects in wood. In his native country The Netherlands, he specialized in building boats and custom woodwork on (sail)yachts, fitting out their lush, custom wood exteriors and interiors.
Since relocating to northern Vermont in 2007, Ruud has concentrated on custom commissions for furniture, built-ins and architectural elements - as well as fitting out a house for himself and his wife Charlotte.
He works from Colchester, where he has a woodworking shop in house with Red House Building.
Ruud (pronounced like "root" with a rolled "r"), will be happy to talk with you about commissions for furniture, architectural structures, built-ins and cabinetry, or any fine wood projects.
Other shipyards/boatbuilders in The Netherlands, that he has subcontracted/worked for include: