Blackpoint Woodworking is the creation of Robert Lafferty, a local artisan with an extensive heritage in the Monmouth County area.

Robert was born and raised in Rumson, N.J. and was greatly influenced by art and music early on. His mother Pat Lafferty studied art and played classical piano in college, and became a well-known professional watercolorist. At a very young age, Robert traveled with her throughout Monmouth County while she painted on location. She also taught art classes in her home studio, and always involved the entire family in her work. Today, he draws inspiration from the many paintings of hers that hang in his home.

Robertís father was a world traveling executive with a strong interest in woodworking and furniture building. Even with his hectic schedule, he always found time, mostly on weekends, to share the woodworking experience with Robert. It was in the family workshop that Robert learned - from his dad - the fundamentals of the craft, and the importance of patience and attention to detail. Robert continues to use many of the tools and equipment from his dadís original workshop.

Robert has worked for and learned from master craftsmen at several shops in New Jersey. He continues to work both individually and in partnership with other accomplished artisans on projects for discerning clients. A tour of the sample photographs on this website will convince you of the unwavering dedication to quality that is evident in every project Blackpoint Woodworking accepts.

Education

BA Economics, University of New Hampshire

Professional Associations

Central New Jersey Woodworkers Association - www.cjwa.org
The Furniture Society - www.furnituresociety.org

Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce - www.northernmonmouthchamber.com

NJ HIC Lic. #13VH04930200