Our Process

A Lifetime of Craftsmanship

When a fall ended his roofing career in 1985, Ed Comerford became a builder of custom entryways for signature residences, working to the requirements of discriminating clients and their architects. Ed developed specialty milling skills producing curved, handcrafted “muntin bar” dividers for the transom lites used in Georgian entryways.

In the early 1990’s, as building practices shifted, Ed’s focus also shifted—first, to the management of the shop room at a sheltered work facility, and then to his own custom furniture workshop, Classic Touch, in Marmora, Ontario.

Ed takes a thoughtful, professional approach to his work as furniture designer, builder, and restoration expert. He credits his personal challenge of dyslexia (reading disability) for helping him to strengthen his skills in other areas – including the all-important reading and composition of drawings and designs.


"Over the past ten years, I've had the pleasure of working with Ed on quite a number of projects for both residential and commercial clients.

The starting point is always a drawing which Ed reads and then advises on the fabrication and joinery limitations. He's always been very thorough in explaining what is and isn't possible. Ed makes the transformation of that two dimensional drawing into a built object a fascinating process.

Invariably we finish with a product that more than satisfies both me and my client. He's also very respectful of project deadlines and will go out of his way to accommodate all concerned."

David Johnson, Interior Design Consultant
Hamilton, Ontario

Ed Comerford, Cabinet Maker